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Thomas William Lamont (1870-1948)

Object Number: 
1947.162
Date: 
c. 1944
Medium: 
Crayon, graphite, and white tempera on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. ( 49.5 x 34.6 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right graphiite: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Lamont joined the firm of J. P. Morgan and Company in 1911 and became chairman of the board in 1943. He was the director of several corporations, including United States Steel and Guaranty Trust Company. He served as an overseer of Harvard, his alma mater, from 1912 to 1925 and was a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy. He was frequently called upon by the government for his expert advice on world economic and monetary matters.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group