|President Wilson and the Pope
|FES Title:||President Wilson and the Pope|
|Alternate Titles:||The Pope Greets Mr. Wilson
|Size:||44″H x 31″W|
|Published:|| “Souvenir Pictures of the Great War.” The Ladies
Home Journal, June 1919: 9.
caption: When Pope Benedict Greeted President Wilson
Ianni, Francis A. World War One Remembered. Wilmington: Delaware Heritage Commission, 1993: 73.
|Inscription:||lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 3-19|
|Exhibitions:||1925 Washington; 2002 HSD|
|Commentary:||“Perhaps one of the most colorful and impressive ceremonies tendered President Wilson during his stay in Europe was on the occasion of his visit to Pope Benedict at the Vatican, on January 4th, 1919. As the President entered, the Vatican Swiss Guards in multicolored uniforms, designed by Raphael, presented arms…President Wilson was met by the whole Pontifical Court…They made their was to Clementine Hall, one of the largest most beautiful halls in the Vatican…The Pontiff came to the President with outstretched hands. The conversation between them lasted twenty minutes.” (‘Souvenir Pictures of the Great War”, 9)|
|Provenance:||Sold by the artist to the Delaware National Guard (March 9, 1959)|