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President Underwood in National Portrait Gallery



    President Francis J. Underwood is sitting pretty at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

    A painting of the fictional U.S. chief executive, as portrayed by Kevin Spacey in Netflix's political drama "House of Cards," was to be unveiled Monday night.

    The portrait is a joint project between British artist Jonathan Yeo and the Smithsonian museum, Netflix said. It will be on public display from Wednesday through October. 

    A Yeo portrait depicting Spacey as Shakespeare's Richard III was part of a retrospective of the artist's work at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

    In a move that the savvy Underwood would appreciate, the Washington unveiling was timed to the series' fourth-season debut on March 4.  Vintage Hollywood Glamour at the OscarsVintage Hollywood Glamour at the Oscars