Horizontal, rectangular image of the east front of Mount Vernon mansion. The east lawn occupied the foreground, with trees on either side. A woman with a white dog is on the lawn in front of the piazza. A couple can be seen beyond them, with the man pointing toward boats on the Potomac River in the distance. The summer house is pictured in the far left amid a grove of trees and bushes. The upper corners of the image are curved.

Below the main colored image is a small oval image in black and white depicting George Washington’s New Tomb. A large tree stands to the right of the tomb.

Date

c.1859


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, color engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 20 7/8 in. x 22 9/16 in. (53.02 cm x 57.33 cm)


Credit

Bequest of Ida May Moyers McElroy, 1964


Marks

Printed beneath image on left: “DRAWN ON THE SPOT AND IN COLORS BY C. H. WELLS.” Printed beneath image on right: “PRINTED IN COLORS, BY COLLINS & CHEMIN, PHILAD’A.” Printed beneath image across lower border: “MOUNT VERNON”. Printed beneath title in center: “Engraved and Published by J. G. Byram”. Printed along lower edge in small oval image beneath the main image: “TOMB OF WASHINGTON”.


Object Number

EV-1293


Colors


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