Frederick James Eugene Woodbridge (1867-1940)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 17.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: right: "W. H. Walker / 1928" inscriptions: lower left: "Dean of Columbia Univ / Prof. of Psychology" and lower right: "'What is justice? / Old men do / Ardent men discuss.'" inscription: lower center: name of subject - illegible
Signed and inscribed at middle right in graphite: "Wm H. Walker / 1928 "; along lower border: "Dean of Columbia Univ. / Prof of Psychology / 'What is justice? / Old men do / Ardent men discuss.'"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Frederick J. E. Woodbridge"
An inscription suggests that the subject was a Professor of Psychology and Dean of Columbia University. Herbert Edwin Hawkes, a mathematician, served as Dean of Columbia from 1919 to 1943; Harry James Carman, an historian, succeeded him, serving until 1950; Lawrence Henry Chamberlain, a political scientist, was dean after 1950. The subject does not appear to be any of these men.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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