Roy's Postcards: 1983/11/06

Inscription:

This imposing portrait greets visitors at the Hall of Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery.

Postcard back:

George Washington (1732-1799)
President of the United States 1789-1797
Oil on canvas, 96 x 60 inches
by Gilbert Stuart, 1796
Long-term loan from Lord Rosebery

Leonard's comments:

Feels like Dad cribbed his inscription from another postcard.

Why does some snooty British lord own this portrait?

See also: smithsonian



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