Portrait of Huey Long (1893-1935)

Object Number: 
1990.1.164
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. ( 17.5 x 13.5 cm )
Marks: 
signature, date and inscription: lower left: "Wm HWalker / Apr 18/33 / DUTCH TREAT / CLUB / SEN. HUEY LONG" inscription: lower right: "H. . . [G?] L. . ."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Apr 18/33 / DUTCH TREAT / CLUB / SEN. HUEY LONG"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Huey Long"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Governor and Senator of Louisiana, Long, nicknamed "The Kingfish," was known for his flamboyance and crude charm. He advocated progressive use of public funds to alleviate poverty, and fought New Deal legislation because it didn't go far enough to redistribute wealth in America.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group