Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950)

Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950)
Title
Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Watercolor and gouache on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. ( 54.6 x 44.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.157
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in New York, the son of Lewis Atterbury Stimson and Candace (Wheeler) Stimson. After graduating from Yale (1888) he attended Harvard law school and was admitted to the New York bar. He began his practice in New York in 1893 and soon thereafter became interested in politics. He served as secretary of war under President Taft and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and as secretary of state under President Hoover.
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