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North-Front-of-the-Presidents-House

Artist
Samuel Blodget Jr.
Date of Work
ca. 1800
Type
Sketch
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

North-Front-of-the-Presidents-House

This architectural sketch of the North Front of the White House was drawn by Samuel Blodget, Jr., a merchant and amateur architect and artist. A fainter inscription, possibly added by a different individual, indicates the sketch was made "in the Presidency of Jefferson and  Madison" or sometime between 1801-1817. Blodget added the carved laurel branches, which were not in place at the time of the sketch.

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