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Painting of President Jefferson and His Magpie

Painting of President Jefferson and His Magpie

Artist
Louis S. Glanzman
Date of Work
1970
Credit
White House Historical Association

Painting of President Jefferson and His Magpie

In this color pen and ink drawing completed in 1970, Louis S. Glanzman depicts President Thomas Jefferson observing a black-billed magpie and a prairie dog, brought 4,000 miles in 1805 from the winter camp of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jefferson sent them to Charles Willson Peale of Philadelphia, who had established a museum in Independence Hall.

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