Tudor Place Historic Home & Garden @ 1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
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See Washington DC as it was more than 200 years ago, through the eyes of history painter and Tudor Place Artist in Residence, Peter Waddell.
See Washington as it was more than 200 years ago, through the eyes and images of history painter and Tudor Place Artist in Residence Peter Waddell. He will discuss his monumental work in progress a pair of paintings depicting the Washington of Peter ( Pierre ) L Enfant and the extensive research behind them. The first of these landscapes, The Vision of Pierre L Enfant, depicts a bird's eye view of L Enfant s grand plan for the Capital City, set against the landscape of 1791. Its companion, The Village Monumental, from the same vantage point, shows the far humbler city realized by the time of L Enfant's death, in 1825.
Waddell is the creator of numerous works depicting early Tudor Place and Georgetown as well as paintings of the historic White House, early Washington, and varied other landscapes, interiors, and murals. The L Enfant bird s eyes were commissioned by Albert H. Small for the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies at the George Washington University Museum, where they will be exhibited upon completion.
Admission is free/pay what you can, with donations welcome, and includes a pre-lecture wine and cheese reception.
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