Frank Owen Salisbury

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Frank Owen Salisbury
(British, 1874–1962)

Portrait of J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867–1943) in a Cambridge Robe, 1934

Oil on canvas
48 5/8 x 39 3/8 inches (1235 x 1000 mm) Framed 51 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches (1314 x 1060 mm)

Commissioned by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1934

Item description: 

This portrait depicts J. P. Morgan, Jr., Pierpont Morgan's son and founder of this institution, wearing the robes of a Doctor of Laws, an honorary degree conferred by Cambridge University in 1919. The degree was a gesture of gratitude to the younger Morgan, who, as head of the firm J.P. Morgan & Co., provided financial support to the Allies during the First World War.