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Thomas Jefferson

man facing left with powdered hair, white cravat and black coat
Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826

(Edgehill Portrait)
Third president, 1801–1809
Gilbert Stuart
Oil on wood panel, 1805/1821
Owned jointly with Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia; purchase funds provided by the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, the Trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., and the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation