Four acquisitions were made during the period from April 1 to June 30, 2011:
· Albumen Cabinet Card of Justice Robert C. Grier, c. 1870
A cabinet card print of Justice Robert C. Grier by M. P. and A. I. Rice.
· Carte de visite of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, c. 1860-1870
A full-length portrait albumen carte de visite of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, photographed by the Studio of Mathew Brady. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase is shown standing next to a decorative column base, wearing a dark suit and thick bow tie. Drapery hangs above the base, and an armchair is behind him. The print is mounted on cardstock with the name “Salmon P. Chase” written in pencil below.
· Portrait of Justice John McLean, Mid-19th Century
A bust-length oil portrait of Justice John McLean, unsigned and undated. Justice McLean is shown wearing a black jacket over a white shirt and a black neck tie. His right hand rests under the breast of his jacket. This portrait likely dates from the period of McLean’s service on the Court and may possibly be attributed to the artist G. P. A. Healy.
· Portrait of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 1937
A three quarter-length oil portrait of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, painted by George Burroughs Torrey. Chief Justice Hughes is shown wearing his judicial robe and holding a roll of documents. His left hand rests on a copy of the U.S. Reports. The portrait was originally painted for the Lawyer's Club in New York City and exhibited there until the club dissolved in the 1970s. It was donated by Kenneth S. Hughes, a descendant of Chief Justice Hughes.
Recent Gifts to the Supreme Court
In addition, a bequest of several items relating to Justice Gabriel Duvall was made to the Supreme Court by the late Dr. & Mrs. William L. Guyton. Mrs. Guyton was a descendant of Justice Duvall. Their bequest includes:
o An oil portrait of Justice Duvall, by an unknown artist, mid-19th Century.
o A framed engraving of Justice Duvall, by Saint-Memin, 1806.
o An engraving of Justice Duvall by Albert Rosenthal, 1888.
o A hand-painted copy of the Du Val family coat of arms.