Bush's official portrait unveiled – President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush enter the East Room of the White House for Bush's portrait unveiling.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – Obama thanked Bush for making the transition between administrations "seamless" and remembered the gathering that Bush hosted for the remaining living presidents.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – Bush thanked the Obamas for their hospitality in hosting the event that included lunch with the Bush family.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – Three presidents and three first ladies gathered for the Bush portrait unveiling. Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, the younger Bush's mother and father, were also at the event.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – The portraits were painted by John Howard Sanden, an award-winning painter who was born in Austin, Texas, and is known for his portraits of leaders of industry and education.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – This is the first time that Bush and Obama have been together since they both marked the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with a somber remembrance at ground zero.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – The portrait of Bush shows a 1929 Western painting, "A Charge to Keep," over the president's right shoulder. According to the White House, Bush often called attention to that painting and its significance.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – Bush also joked with Michelle Obama. "Dolley Madison famously saved this portrait of the first George W.," Bush told the laughing crowd. "Now Michelle, if anything happens, there's your man," he continued, pointing to his new portrait.
Bush's official portrait unveiled – Bush was in an equally joking mood during the event. "Mr. President," Bush said, "when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, what would George do?"