26 x 21 in. (66 x 53.3 cm)
Framed: 38 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (98.4 x 85.7 x 9.8 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
In 1919, it was brought to Speaker Champ Clark’s attention that the House of Representative lacked a portrait of the shortest-serving Speaker, Theodore Pomeroy, who presided for a single day in 1869. Two years later, the House purchased George Clough’s portrait from the Pomeroy family for $1. Clough hailed from upstate New York, and he studied briefly with leading American portrait artist Charles Loring Elliott. Later in his career, Clough focused on the landscapes of his home region for which he is best known.