This portrait depicts J. P. Morgan, Jr., Pierpont Morgan's son and a 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.
Portrait of J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943) in a Cambridge Robe
Frank Owen Salisbury
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.
J.P. Morgan, Jr.