30 1/2 x 25 in. (77.5 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 42 x 36 3/4 in. (106.7 x 93.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Canadian artist Hal Morrison completed the Langdon Cheves portrait in 1912, as part of the effort initiated the previous year to ensure that the service of all former Speakers of the House all was honored with a portrait. Morrison’s work was based on an early nineteenth-century work by Charles Fraser, which was completed during Cheves’s tenure on the South Carolina Supreme Court, after the conclusion of his House service.