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Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (1872-1946); verso: sketch of a man

Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (1872-1946); verso: sketch of a man
Title
Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (1872-1946); verso: sketch of a man
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Watercolor, white tempera, gouache, and touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper; graphite and watercolor
Dimensions 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ( 67.3 x 54.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.165
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
Stone received his law degree from Columbia and taught there for several years while establishing his practice; from 1910 to 1923 he was dean of the law school. In 1924 President Coolidge appointed him attorney general, and within a year he was named an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Stone held this position until 1941 when President Roosevelt appointed him chief justice. Kaufman painted this portrait of him from life in his office in Washington.
Provenance 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group