Horizontal, rectangular view of the Mount Vernon landscape. The shore of the Potomac River occupies the foreground of the image. Washington’s new tomb is depicted on the left, grounds and outbuildings fill the center of the image, and the mansion’s east front and the summer house can be seen on the right. Trees and fields are shown on the horizon.

Date

1859


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, color lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 18 5/8 in. x 26 in. (47.31 cm x 66.04 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 16 in. x 24 1/2 in. (40.64 cm x 62.23 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Charles Custis Harrison, Vice Regent for Pennsylvania, 1920


Marks

Printed below image on left: “H. Whateley, del.” Printed within image border in center: “Entered according to act of congress in the Year 1859 by Jacob M. Hensel in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania”. Printed below image in lower right: “T. Sinclair’s lith, 311 Chestnut St Philada.”Printed below image in center: “MOUNT VERNON, HOME OF WASHINGTON. / Representing the Two Hundred Acres, purchased by the Ladies Association.”


Object Number

EV-4442/RP-658


Colors


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