31 1/2 x 25 in. (80 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 47 x 40 7/8 in. (119.4 x 103.8 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Painted after an unattributed miniature in the House Collection, the full-sized John W. Taylor portrait commission was completed in 1900 by Caroline L. O. Ransom, a successful painter who was called a “pioneer woman artist” in a 1903 Washington Star article. Ransom studied with Asher B. Durand and Daniel Huntington, and she was known for her strongly individualistic portraits. Her portrait of Taylor reflects the precise, highly finished look of the original.