About the film
About the painting
The scene in which Frank Underwood sitting looking at the picture in the gallery, at this point forward to Zoe Barnes documents relating to the Education Act. (S01E01)
The symbolism was described by Frank Underwood: He and Zoe are now in the same boat, but the Congress believes that in case of emergency (overturning the boat) he will be able to save only one of them.
After the Civil War, rowing has become a very popular sport in America. In early 1870, Thomas Eakins made many paintings and drawings of Biglin Brothers. The painting is at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC).