Half length standing leaning on his right elbow, wearing a jacket and tie and spectacles, his fingers entwined.
Present Whereabouts Unknown
The sitter, if the identification of this portrait is correct, was a surgeon in New York who died in 1972 aged 84 years old. He was a member of the Department of Surgery of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York since 1914 and its director from 1945 to 1952. Dr. Pickhardt was the surgeon who treated Winston Churchill when the British statesman, who on a lecture tour in the United States in 1931, was struck by an automobile at Fifth Avenue and 76th Street. Churchill’s shoulder was painfully strained and his face was cut. His wife, the former Helen Kahle, died in 1969. He was survived by three sons, Thomas K. Pickhardt of Livonia, Maryland., William Pickhardt of Wilmington, Delaware, and Roger C. of New York and two daughters, Alice and Margaret.
The duotone photograph in the artist’s papers bears on the verso the stamp of photographer Peter A. Juley & Son, New York.