Oval view of the front of the mansion from the east. In the foreground are three people, a man sitting, a woman with a bonnet standing, and a man standing with a cane. In the background there is a gazebo, and behind this is the Potomac. Sailing on the Potomac are two masted ships, one in the center of the view, and the other near the left edge visible through trees. Around the image is a light grey rectangular frame. Bordering the image are dark grey flowers, and below is a flag and a scroll laying nearly flat.

When looked at through a lens, the image has a number of registration issues, with color having been placed where it should not of been. This shows that each color was printed sperately, one on top of the other.

Date

1850


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, colored wood engraving, chromoxylograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 6 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (15.56 cm x 11.43 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. Parker Crutchfield, 1961


Marks

Printed above image: "Sartain's Magazine."
Printed below image: "Devereux, Del, at Sc. /Hogan & Thompson, Print."
Printed below image centered: "MOUNT VERNON."


Object Number

EV-1186


Colors


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