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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with Dr. Lydia Brandt, a member of our 2019-20 class of research fellows. She will discuss her research topic, John Gadsby Chapman's America. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The Bed Chamber of Washington, in Which he Died with all the Furniture as it Was at the Time. Drawn on the Spot by Permission of Mrs. John Washington of Mount Vernon, John Gadsby Chapman, 1835. Purchased with funds provided by Lucy S. Rhame and an anonymous donor, 2017 [H-5533/A-B].









About Lydia Brandt

Brandt is associate professor of Art History at the University of South Carolina. Working with Mount Vernon associate curator Adam T. Erby, her current project reevaluates Virginia artist John Gadsby Chapman's 1830s paintings of George Washington-significant landscapes in the development of American art and in the memory of Washington. She is the author of First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination (University of Virginia Press, 2016). 

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