10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)
Framed: 17 x 14 3/4 in. (43.2 x 37.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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.