|Size||1¼" x 3"|
|Material||Solid brass, electro-plated with 24k gold, giclee print|
The first work of art purchased for the White House was this full-length portrait of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1797. It arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue within days of its first occupant, President John Adams, in 1800. First Lady Dolley Madison famously saved it from the fire that ravaged the White House during the War of 1812. The painting hangs today in the East Room.