information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog
description: In 1860, the nineteen-year-old Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) visited the tomb of the man who had led the Continental Army to victory over the forces of Great Britain in the American Revolution. Demonstrating the renewed harmony between the two nations, President James Buchanan stands beside the heir to the British throne as he pays his respects at this American shrine. The clouds above the assembled crowd of dignitaries take the form of George Washington's profile.
Occupation – political – president
Ceremony – civic – political
Portrait male – Buchanan, James
History – United States
Monument – tomb – Washington