Portrait of Huey Long (1893-1935)

Portrait of Huey Long (1893-1935)
Title
Portrait of Huey Long (1893-1935)
Date 
1933
Medium 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. ( 17.5 x 13.5 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Object Number 
1990.1.164
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"
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group