Tag Archives: Portrait Hanging Project

Unveiling the Drawing Room!

This week we took some time to take formal photographs of the completed Drawing Room.  The portraits are hung on the walls, furnishings have returned from conservation, and a card game is in progress! Fan favorites – the gaming fish – … Continue reading

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In the End…

Happy New(ish) Year from Kenmore! 2015 certainly has gotten off to busy start around here.  We used our annual two-month winter closure to get a lot of big projects done, some of which our visitors will definitely notice when they … Continue reading

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Art and Science, Kenmore Style

You may recall in this post, I discussed the mystery of how exactly the Wollaston portraits of Betty and Fielding Lewis were arranged on the walls of the Drawing Room, and why it is we think they were there to … Continue reading

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Homecoming

As promised, I’m back this week with the details on our newest acquisition here at Kenmore – Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of Captain John Lewis.  John Lewis was Fielding Lewis’s eldest son by his first wife, Catharine Washington Lewis.  By … Continue reading

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New Acquisition!

The George Washington Foundation made a very special acquisition for the collection this week! Who is Captain John Lewis and why is he important to Kenmore? Get the answers, as well as the whole story behind this important acquisition, in … Continue reading

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Mystery on our Walls

One of the most exciting projects planned this year in the Drawing Room is the return of Betty and Fielding Lewis’s portraits by John Wollaston to what was most likely their original location in that room.  When complete, hopefully Betty … Continue reading

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