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Marquis De Lafayette Portrait

Marquis De Lafayette Portrait

Credit
Bruce White for the White House Historical Association/Blair House

Marquis De Lafayette Portrait

General Lafayette, for whom the park was names, was America's first visitor of state, entertained by both James Monroe and John Quincy Adams at the White House.

This is a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette. The framed piece hangs on the left wall in the Entrance Hall of Blair House and is the first work of art guests observe upon entering the house. Blair House is located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House and has been used as the president's guest house since the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. Visiting diplomats and dignitaries stay at Blair House while on official visits with the White House and is historically where the president-elect and first family reside prior to taking the oath of office.