Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
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Thomas Jefferson commissioned this portrait of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette (1757-1834) in 1790 for his gallery of American heroes in honor of Lafayette's contributions to the American Revolution.