Horizontal, rectangular print of Mount Vernon mansion’s east front on the right. A curved path in the foreground leading to the piazza frames the lower right. In the center of the image is a span of lawn with several trees. A woman sits beneath a tree and a couple with a child stands on the grass, admiring the Potomac River, which can be seen in the background. Three figures are silhouetted in the distance to the left of the porch. Rays of sunlight stream down on the scene from behind a cloud.

Date

c.1852-1853


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, color engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (18.42 cm x 26.04 cm)
Overall (Image H x W): 4 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (10.48 cm x 15.88 cm)


Credit

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Fields, 1994


Marks

Printed below image on left: “DRAWN AFTER NATURE”. Printed below image on right: “For the Proprietor: HERRMANN J. MEYER”. Printed in center below image: “WASHINGTON’S HOUSE / MOUNT VERNON”. Printed below title on left: “Published for HERRMANN J. MEYER 164 William Street, NEW YORK.”. Printed below title on right: “Copyright secured according to ACT OF CONGRESS.”.


Object Number

EV-4259/RP-623


Colors


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