108 1/2 x 62 in. (275.6 x 157.5 cm)
Framed: 128 1/2 x 82 1/4 x 5 in. (326.4 x 208.9 x 12.7 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Painted in 1880, this portrait of former Member and Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall is a copy by Richard Brooke after the portrait by William D. Washington in Virginia's Fauquier County Courthouse. The portrait shows Marshall in his judicial robes and seated on a raised dais. It is a pose reminiscent of 17th- and 18th-century European court portraiture. Official papers and an inkwell rest at his elbow, while a scattering of legal volumes tumble down the carpeted stair.