Artist Ellen Day Hale based the 1911 commission for Speaker John Carlisle’s portrait on 19th century carte-de-visite photographs. Hale began her training in Boston with William Morris Hunt, and later went to Paris to study with Carolus Duran and William Adolphe-Bouguereau at Académie Julien. As seen in the Carlisle portrait, Hale developed a broad, bold painting style, which grew out of her early studies with Hunt and the influence of the Barbizon style and 19th century French realism.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “John Griffin Carlisle,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-016-031/ (April 13, 2021)
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