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A Bird that Whistles (In Jefferson's Cabinet, 1803) by Peter Waddell

A Bird that Whistles (In Jefferson's Cabinet, 1803) by Peter Waddell

Artist
Peter Waddell
Date of Work
2007
Medium
Oil
Type
Historical Depiction
Credit
The White House Historical Association

A Bird that Whistles (In Jefferson's Cabinet, 1803) by Peter Waddell

Peter Waddell, A Bird that Whistles (In Jefferson's Cabinet, 1803), oil on canvas.

President Thomas Jeffersons office, in the southwest corner of the house, was his private sanctuary that few visitors ever saw, but where he worked with his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, who would later lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was here that Jefferson enjoyed his many intellectual interests, including geography, plants, architecture, and animals. He kept a mocking bird as a pet, which would regale him with its sweetest notes.

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