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Michael James Freedman

Portrait of John Roberts

Portrait of John Roberts

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This is a portrait of John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Born in 1955, he was nominated by George H. W. Bush and confirmed in 2005 by a vote of 78 to 22 by senators representing 64% of the population of the US (DC excluded).

My goal was to capture some of his personality.

John Roberts, as Chief Justice, runs the show. While I painted this, I listened to him speak, and he really has a nice sense of humor. As a jurist he is known for being on the textual, conservative side. As he said in his confirmation hearings, "[I]t's my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat."

It's a small painting, but it feels right.

The original drawing is 10" x 7", but the print has a 3/4" border on the left and right and a 1/2" border on the top and bottom, so the print fits in a standard 11" x 8.5" frame.

The prints are absolutely stunning.

The prints are gorgeous, printed on Hahnemühle German Etching all-cotton archival 310 g/mA Paper so they fit in a standard frame.

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