|James Madison, Official White House Portrait, 1816, John Vanderlyn
|As the British neared the White House, Dolley Madison directed that a
Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington be removed.
|James Madison, 1829, Chester Harding, National Portrait Gallery
|Numerous artists at numerous times painted Madison--some better than others.
|Fifty years in guiding a new nation takes a toll.
|The ever-gracious Dolley. She was twenty-six when she married the future president.
He was forty-three.
|Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia
|President Barack Obama contemplates a portrait
of President James Madison while waiting in the
Blue Room prior to his first presidential press conference.