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    George Washington’s portrait to undergo conservation - The Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Cindylou Molnar, head of conservation at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, speaks about a painting of George Washington by artist Gilbert Stuart from 1796.

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    George Washington’s portrait to undergo conservation - The Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Cindylou Molnar, head of conservation at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, shows how two feathered quills are visible in an x-ray of a famous painting of George Washington by artist Gilbert Stuart from 1796, noting that only only one quill now can be seen in the painting.

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    George Washington’s portrait to undergo conservation - The Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts at the Paintings Conservation Lab, part of the Lunder Conservation Studio, a facility shared by the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum in Washington.

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    George Washington’s portrait to undergo conservation - The Associated Press/The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution | of | Share this photo

    The 1796 oil painting of George Washington, the "Landsdowne" portrait, by Gilbert Stuart is one of the most famous portraits of George Washington.

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