THE DONORS ROOM

The plaque placed in this room by the United States Department of State recognizes the generosity of the individuals, organizations and companies that have made possible the restoration of the George C. Marshall Center. The decorative objects and period furniture in the reception rooms were generously donated during the ten-year restoration campaign.

The portrait of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon is a digital copy. The original portrait, which is exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was painted in 1817, while Talleyrand lived in this mansion. It is said to have been commissioned by Talleyrand himself. The famous philanthropist and art collector Jayne Wrightsman purchased this painting and gave it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1994 in memory of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.