President Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt originally commissioned Théobald Chartran to paint his portrait but when he saw the painting he hated it and hid it in the darkest corner of the White House. He reportedly hated it so much that he later destroyed it and hired John Singer Sargent to paint a more masculine portrait.
The President gave Sargent a hard time when he posed for him. Roosevelt reportedly wouldn’t stay still and would only pose for half an hour after lunch. Aides and secretaries were constantly moving around him. All the hard work eventually paid off because Roosevelt adored the painting.
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Roosevelt and Sargent surveyed the White House to look for the perfect spot and the perfect pose to paint the portrait. They reportedly had a hard time and both their patience eventually wore thin. When they were climbing a staircase, Roosevelt remarked that Sargent did not have a clue what he wanted. Sargent responded that Roosevelt did not know what was needed to pose for a portrait. Roosevelt, who just reached the landing planted his hand on the balustrade post then turned to Sargent and said “Don’t I?”. Sargent found the perfect pose for the portrait. The portrait is now hanging on the wall of the East Room of the White House.
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