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Although recognized around the world, the White House interiors bear little resemblance to their many 19th century incarnations. The president's rooms were rarely documented and are largely unknown today. An Artist Visits the White House Past, presents fourteen pictures commissioned by the White House Historical Association and six years in the making, depicting the President's House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt's major renovation in 1902. They show the extraordinary and constantly changing character of the rooms during the 19th century and the changes to the exterior of the house outbuildings and grounds. Prints of these canvases are available for custom order.

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The White House Under Construction, 1796

A Vision Takes Form, oil on canvas,
49" x 72." Explore the painting

In President Jefferson's Cabinet, 1803

A Bird that Whistles, oil on canvas,
48" x 60." Explore the painting

First Lady Dolley Madison in the White House

The Splendid Mrs. Madison, oil on canvas, 48" x 60." Explore the painting

John Quincy Adams Takes a Deadly Chance, 1825

Tiber Creek: The Bathers, oil on canvas, 48" x 72." Explore the painting

Jacksonian Democracy Enjoys a Special Treat, 1837

The Great Cheese, oil on canvas, 48" x 96." Explore the painting

President Buchanan Greets Visitors from Japan, 1860

Visitors From the East, oil on canvas,
48" x 60." Explore the painting

President Lincoln meets with Mary Livermore in his White House office, 1862

The Visit, oil on canvas, 36" x 48."
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The White House Stables on the Day of Grant’s Second Inauguration, 1873

A Favorable Day, oil on canvas, 48" x 60." Explore the painting

First Lady Lucy Hayes and Her Maid, 1879

The Confidant, oil on canvas, 60" x 48." Explore the painting

President Arthur's Tiffany-decorated White House Red Room 1883

Composition in Red and Gold, oil on canvas, 36" x 48." Explore the painting

Painting of Frances Cleveland in the White House Blue Room

Something Blue, oil on canvas,
48" x 56." Explore the painting

White House Tiffany Glass Screen, 1891

The Grand Illumination, oil on canvas,
55" x 73." Explore the painting

Roosevelt in the White House Conservatory, 1902

The Secret Garden, oil on canvas, 40" x 30." Explore the painting

The White House overlooks Lafayette Square, 1902

Lafayette Square, oil on canvas, 48" x 60." Explore the painting



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