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George Washington in St. Louis!!    

The famous Lansdowne portrait George Washington, named for the marquis of Lansdowne in England who received it, was painted in 1796 by American artist Gilbert Stuart.  



The Lansdowne portrait has been in the news recently because Lord Harry Dalmeny, 33-year-old heir of the titled British family that owns it, wants $20 million for the painting or its return, although it has been on loan to the Smithsonian since 1968. It is shown above on the left.  On the right, is The St. Louis Lansdowne Portrait, a redux by Richard Krause.


Gilbert Stuart Detail           Richard Krause Detail


Yes, George Washington is alive and well in St. Louis!!



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