[William Lockhart Clayton full-length seated portrait]

Description:

Full-length informal seated portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with stone wall and floral curtain and books in background.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: c. 1947  
Partner(s):
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection(s):
Robert Joy Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 44
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1947
  • Digitized: September 25, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
c. 1947  
Description:

Full-length informal seated portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with stone wall and floral curtain and books in background.

Note:

William Lockhart Clayton (1880-1966) co-founded Anderson, Clayton & Co., a leading cotton merchandiser that was headquartered in Houston from 1916. He served on the Committee of Cotton Distribution of the War Industries Board during World War I. During WWII he held a number of important government positions leading to his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs in 1944, where he was instrumental in the development of the Marshall Plan. In the late '40s he returned to Houston but remained active and respected in the economic community continuing to voice his support for free trade. Through the Clayton Fund he contributed to many philanthropic causes, most notably to Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University and the University of Texas.

Physical Description:

Original print, black & white. 11" x 14"

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection:
Robert Joy Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MS39-04-018
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth18581
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public