54 3/4 x 35 1/4 in. (139.1 x 89.5 cm)
Framed: 63 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. (161.3 x 110.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker Jim Wright’s portrait by prolific portrait artist Marshall Bouldin III was unveiled on July 10, 1989. Executed in Boudin’s painterly style, Wright is shown in a relatively informal manner. He casually turns away from the desk, marked as a work space by the disheveled papers and mug. A Texas longhorn signifies Wright’s home state and is the type of personal signifier then coming into vogue in Congressional portraits.