Speaker Jim Wright’s portrait by prolific portrait artist Marshall Bouldin III was unveiled on July 10, 1989. Executed in Boudin’s painterly style, Wright is shown in a relatively informal manner. He casually turns away from the desk, marked as a work space by the disheveled papers and mug. A Texas longhorn signifies Wright’s home state and is the type of personal signifier then coming into vogue in Congressional portraits.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “James Claude Wright, Jr.,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-016-048/ (January 24, 2022)
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