This judicial portrait study measures 5.25 x 7" and is rendered in oil on linen panel. The final 36 x 48" painting is currently on my easel. A posthumous endeavor, this portrait celebrates an accomplished fellow who immigrated to the U.S. from Italy as a young child. He worked to pass the bar examination at age 23 and later became special justice of the Municipal Court of Boston. As with my posthumous Bentley University portrait, I relied on my own visualization to compose the portrait setting and used live model stand-ins to achieve the proper drape of the robe. To suggest his story, the portrait includes the judge's favorite type of leather nailhead chair and a book entitled, "Italian-American Who's Who," in which he is prominently featured.