Dressed and posed more casually than the norm, it is evident that Richard Bolling’s portrait was not initially intended for the walls of a hearing room. The portrait was donated to the House by his wife in 2003, 25 years after it was acquired for the family’s personal collection. Regardless of his relatively relaxed style, the Bolling portrait resides with those of his fellow Rules Committee chairmen in the stately Capitol hearing room.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Richard Walker Bolling,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2003/2003-026-000/ (July 23, 2021)
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