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View of Mount Vernon with the Washington Family on the Piazza

Drawn by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1796, Ink and watercolor on paper

This unique scene captures the Washington family taking tea on the piazza, enjoying the respite provided by George Washington’s carefully staged, picturesque river view. No other image conveys so vividly the importance of the Mount Vernon landscape to George Washington—offering quiet repose and the grandeur of nature to invigorate the father of his country.

Purchased with funds provided in part by an anonymous donor, 2013 [W-5307]