The House acquired Harry Ives Thompson’s posthumous portrait as a gift from Speaker Jonathan Trumbull’s home state of Connecticut in 1880. The artist modeled the likeness on a 1790s miniature bust-length portrait by James Peale. Thompson expanded the scope, making the portrait waist-length and set in a furnished interior, lending a greater sense of formality and grandeur.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-016-002/ (September 24, 2020)
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