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Something Blue (Captured by Color, 1886) by Peter Waddell

Something Blue (Captured by Color, 1886) by Peter Waddell

Artist
Peter Waddell
Date of Work
1886
Medium
Oil
Type
Historical Depiction
Credit
The White House Historical Association

Something Blue (Captured by Color, 1886) by Peter Waddell

Peter Waddell, Something Blue, oil on canvas, 48 x 56.

The beautiful Frances Folsom was only twenty-one years old when she married President Grover Cleveland, who was forty-nine, and the only president to marry in the White House. The ceremony took place in the Louis Comfort Tiffany-designed Blue Room looking out to the South Lawn. The rococo-revival blue furniture, purchased by Harriet Lane, President James Buchanan's niece, is still in the White House collection.

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