Notes from the past…

General Grant has returned!

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At least a 10 x 16 ft portrait of the General and his staff has returned… to the National Portrait Gallery! The massive work has been in storage while the building underwent a 6-year-long renovation, and was recently returned to a new place of honor at the Gallery:

Grant and His Generals by Ole Peter Hansen Balling, oil on canvas, 1865, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mrs. Harry Newton Blue in memory of her husband, Harry Newton Blue.

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