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English: Portrait of James Monroe
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||75.2 × 62.6 cm (29.6 × 24.6 in)|
|Notes||White House copy of the 1819 paintingKloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008:". . . President James Monroe looks like a man in early middle age, although he was 61 when Morse painted him. . . ."The genesis of this portrait was a commission for a full-length portrait from the City of Charleston, South Carolina. . . . In anticipation of [Monroe's visit to Charleston,] the first presidential visit [to that city] since that of Washington, the Common Council on March 1, 1819, resolved to "'solicit James Monroe . . . to permit a full-length likeness to be taken [i.e., painted] for the City of Charleston . . . .'"The bust-like portrait was finished on December 18. . . . "The White House painting is assumed to be the replica for [Monroe's] daughter . . . . Morse took the life portrait with him to Charleston where he produced a full-length portrait for the city . . . ."|
|Source/Photographer||The White House Historical Association|
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