Presidential Collection

Season 1 Episode 4

Picturing the President: George Washington

Aired Unknown Dec 14, 2009 on Smithsonian Channel
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Discover the hidden symbolism of the Landsdowne, a familiar full-length portrait of George Washington that hangs in the National Gallery. Examine Gilbert Stuart’s unforgettable portrait, which captures the spirit of this victorious general, stalwart leader, and pioneering president of the United States of America. The story of the painting reverberates to present times.moreless

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