Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
Title
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
Date 
1931
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Description 
A portrait of Calvin Coolidge and one of his many pets, his dog. The subject is sitting in a Queen Anne style chair in front of drapery and a plant place on a nearby windowsill. He is wearing a brown suit with a vest and a dark tie and is depicted with his right arm around a white and yellow dog, which is wearing a collar. Signed in lower right: DeWitt M. Lockman
Credit Line 
Painted from life for the Society
Object Number 
1931.44
Marks 
signature: lower right: ""DeWitt M. Lockman" inscription: on back: "Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the U.S. / Painted at his home in Northampton, Mass. / November 1931. By DeWitt M. Lockman, N.A."
Gallery Label 
This portrait is one of twelve portraits of eminent Americans presented by the artist to the New-York Historical Society between 1930 and 1933. The artist was a guest in the home of the former president for two weeks while he painted this portrait.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group