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President Roosevelt portrait

President Roosevelt portrait

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Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt

President Roosevelt portrait

Belle Hagner’s memoirs include several stories about the White House visits of portrait artists who painted the Roosevelt family. She wrote of a sitting President Roosevelt did for the Hungarian artist, Philip de Laszlo, and described the portrait as “a splendid likeness and a fine picture artistically.” Five official copies were made of the portrait by Charles Skipworth (c. 1905), including the copy above, now in the author’s collection.