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  • Title: James Monroe
  • Date Created: c. 1819
  • Provenance: Commissioned by President James Monroe, c.1819; descended in his family; sold at Stan V. Henckels auction, Philadelphia, 1917, to donor's father; purchased from sale of mother's property, Old Westbury, New York, c.1953.
  • Physical Dimensions: w625.602 x h752.602 mm (without frame)
  • Description: none
  • Artist: Samuel F. B. Morse
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gift of Michael Straight, 1965, White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
  • External Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesmonroe
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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