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A 154-year-old painting of then General George Washington, has been removed from the Maryland state house for restoration.
(WBAL) It is one of the most famous paintings in Maryland.

Painted by Edwin White in 1859, the painting shows General George Washington in the old Senate chamber resigning his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army. It was removed from the wall Monday and won't be around for a while.

It's been hanging on the wall in the Maryland State House since 1904. The painting, "Washington Resigning His Commission," is one of the most important pieces in Maryland's state-owned art collection.

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