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Thomas Prichard Rossiter
Visit of the Prince of Wales, President Buchanan, and Dignitaries to the Tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon, October 1860
1861
oil
27 1/4 x 54 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Harriet Lane Johnston Collection



This painting is a virtual who's who of the dignitaries that gathered at George Washington's grave during the first visit to the capital city made by an heir to the English throne. As if he were sanctioning the historic occasion, an image of Washington's face appears in the clouds.