30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 41 x 36 in. (104.1 x 91.4 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker of the House Nathaniel Macon’s portrait was part of group of portraits of Speakers acquired in 1911 to replace fragile drawings in the House Collection. Massachusetts artist Robert Gauley received the commission. Like many American artists of his generation, Gauley trained at Académie Julien in Paris. He is best known for his landscapes, and several of his works are held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.