The Octagon Washington DC Fireplace Wall Painting

 
 
The Octagon
Treaty Room -- Above the fireplace is a portrait of John Tayloe IV, the first born of John III and Ann. He was a midshipman on the USS Constitution, nicknamed Old Ironsides, and was wounded in its historic battle with the British frigate Guerriere during the War of 1812. John IV died in 1824 of his wounds at Mount Airy, the Tayloe’s Virginia plantation.
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