Letters: Apr. 1, 1929

Smart Portrait


No oil portrait of President Harding is hanging in the White House because the joint congressional committee on the library, acting on recommendation of Charles Moore, chairman of the commission of fine arts, declined to accept either one of two portraits painted for that purpose by E. Hodgson Smart, a distinguished English artist. One of these portraits, described by Gertrude Richardson Brigham in Art and Archeology as "one of the few great portraits of a president," and considered by George B. Christian, the late President's friend and secretary, as the...

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