This small portrait of Speaker John Taylor was reportedly made at the request of Speaker Nathaniel Banks. It was copied after a painting owned by Taylor’s relatives by an artist referred to as “Gibson.” This miniature was subsequently copied by Caroline L. O. Ransom in a larger format, to be displayed among the portraits in the Speaker’s Lobby.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “John W. Taylor,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-030-001/ (October 25, 2020)
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