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
Artist Charles Gray received the 1911 commission for the posthumous Speaker portrait of Michael Kerr as part of the House of Representatives’ effort to obtain oil paintings of each former Speaker of the House. The image is likely based on a Mathew Brady photograph dating from around 1870. Gray was known both as a portrait artist and as the art director of the Chicago Herald and the Chicago Tribune newspapers.