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Thomas Jefferson


Title: Thomas Jefferson
Artist: Peale, Rembrandt   
Date of Work: 1800
Medium/Support: oil on canvas
Measurements: 23 1/8 x 19 1/4 in (58.7 x 48.9 cm)
Inscribed: No
Acquisition Information: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Acquisition Number: 962.395.1
Credit Line: The White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
Scholar's Notes:

"The portrait of Jefferson was completed in Philadelphia before mid-May 1800, when he left that capital for Monticello. . . . ". . . The face has the glow of health, a warm complexion . . . . [T]he sitter here looks directly at us and does so with candor, as our equal. The splendid eyes and mouth convey reason and tolerance."

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008.
Page Number(s) in Source: 73
People: Jefferson, Thomas   
Categories: White House Art Collection, Images of Presidents  
Type: portraits   
whitehousehistory.org:

A brief biography of President Thomas Jefferson.

Orientation: Portrait
Image ID: 18
Date (chronological sort): 1800