Detail: "James Monroe has Spotted His Pants"
Detail: "James Monroe has Spotted His Pants"

Detail: “James Monroe has Spotted His Pants”

Detail: “James Monroe has Spotted His Pants”
According to Antiques magazine, “This canvas of the fifth president is one of eight portraits of United States presidents in the City Hall collection. It hangs in the Governor’s Room. Careful scrutiny reveals that Vanderlyn originally painted Monroe with a different pair of legs.”

~James Monroe (1758-1831), by John Vanderlyn (1775-1850), 1822.

Research for “Riddled With Spots”, a posthumous collaboration with Charles Whymper.