50 1/8 x 31 1/4 in. (127.3 x 79.4 cm)
Framed: 67 1/2 x 47 3/4 in. (171.5 x 121.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
This painting is the only watercolor in the House’s collection of committee chairmen portraits. The full-length portrait of the Agriculture Committee Chairman by de la Garza’s fellow Texan Jena Rawley-Whitaker places the subject between livestock and crops, twin concerns of the committee. De la Garza adopts an informal stance, wearing a khaki shirt and blue jeans, a traditionally Texan outfit that is topped off with a Lone Star belt buckle.