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  • Title: James Madison
  • Creator Lifespan: 1775 - 1852
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: 1816
  • Provenance: Commissioned by Secretary of State James Monroe, 1816; descended in his family to Laurence Gouverneur Hoes (great-grandson), Washington, D.C., c. 1933.
  • Physical Dimensions: w563.626 x h660.4 mm (without frame)
  • Description: none
  • Artist: John Vanderlyn
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Vincent Astor, the George Brown Foundation, Inc., The Charles W. Engelhard Foundation, The Ruth P. Field Fund, Inc., Laurence Rockefeller, and the White House Historical Association, 1968, White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
  • External Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesmadison
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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