49 x 34 in. (124.5 x 86.4 cm)
Framed: 57 3/16 x 42 1/2 in. (145.3 x 108 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Capitol’s dome is visible over the sitter’s shoulder in this painting. A symbol of the legislative branch, and indeed the nation since its completion in 1863, the dome appears in more than half a dozen portraits in the House Collection. This one, of Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Livingston, includes another familiar element in official portraiture, the American flag. Livingston served over 20 years in the House, the last four of them as Chairman of this committee.