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Art on Sunday: John Singer Sargent, President Theodore Roosevelt

John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925)
President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903
Oil on canvas
John Singer Sargent, Theodore Roosevelt</a>
The White House, Washington, D.C.

I just finished The River of Doubt, a new book that explores Theodore Roosevelt's 1913-14 expedition to explore the Rio da Dúvida, an uncharted river in the heart of the Amazon rain forest. (The river has since been renamed the Rio Roosevelt in his honor.) So, posting Roosevelt's official White House portrait seemed an obvious choice for today.
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