Historical and Posthumous Portraits




We often receive inquiries from clients interested in commissioning portraits of historical figures or posthumous subjects (subjects who are deceased).  Institutions may wish to honor founders or other leaders from many years ago, while families desire to have a portrait of an ancestor or other loved one who is no longer living.  These portraits require a special level of skill, as the artist must rely on reference photographs to capture the spirit of a subject who cannot pose for a sitting.  Portraits, Inc. has expertly guided dozens of clients in commissioning portraits that pay tribute to the lives of those who have come before us. 


To inquire about a historical or posthumous portrait, e-mail us.


John Cleve Green, Founding Donor, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

Old Tom Morris (1821-1908), Founding Father of Golf, Private collection


Francis King Carey, Founder, W. P. Carey & Company, New York, NY

Ida B. Wells, Civil Rights Leader, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Lafayette College