30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 42 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (108 x 95.3 x 14 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Freeman Thorp’s portrait of Speaker David Henderson was purchased through private contributions and given to the House of Representatives in 1913. The painting, though, was reportedly hung in the Speaker’s Lobby in 1903, upon Henderson’s retirement. Thorp received a number of commissions from the House of Representatives, giving some credence to the unsubstantiated tale—published in Charles Fairman’s Art and Artists of the Capitol (1926)—that he had a rooftop studio in the Capitol.