Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (1872-1946); verso: sketch of a man
Watercolor, white tempera, gouache, and touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper; graphite and watercolor
Overall: 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ( 67.3 x 54.6 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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