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Preserving George Washington's Portrait

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Preserving George Washington's Portrait

Preserving George Washington's Portrait

Preserving George Washington's Portrait

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In 1796, Gilbert Stuart painted the celebrated "Lansdowne" portrait in his Germantown, Penn., studio. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Mark Pachter, director of the National Portrait Gallery, finds a donor to help the Smithsonian Insitution purchase Gilbert Stuart's 1796 portrait of George Washington. His ability to raise more than $20 million for the effort is a tribute to the lasting appeal of an iconic image.

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