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Painting of President and Mrs. Madison entertaining

Painting of President and Mrs. Madison entertaining

Painting of President and Mrs. Madison entertaining

Countless artists have been inspired by Dolley Madison in her famous role as White House hostess. Peter Waddell’s recent painting includes meticulously researched architectural detail. He imagines President and Mrs. Madison surrounded by their guests in the principal drawing room of the Madison White House—today’s oval Blue Room.

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