Rectangular, horizontal print of Mount Vernon showing the mansion’s east front and many surrounding buildings and gardens, spanning from the green house and slave quarters on the far right to the summer house on the far left. In the foreground are trees and several groups of people. In the center foreground, two men in top hats converse and several figures watch a woman draw in her sketchbook. To the left, a group appears to be having a picnic beneath a tree. Other figures can be seen in the distance strolling about the lawn and sitting on the piazza. In the background are fields, trees, and boats on the Potomac River.

Date

1861


People


Geography

  • Collected - United States

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 22 in. x 30 in. (55.88 cm x 76.2 cm)
Other (Images H x W x D): 18 1/4 in. x 27 3/4 in. (46.36 cm x 70.49 cm)


Credit

Gift of Fairfax County Park Authority , 1974


Marks

Printed below image on the right: “DRAWN FROM [cut off]”. Printed below image in the center: “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by Campbell in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of Ohio. / MOUNT VERNON. / THE HOME OF WASHINGTON”. Printed below image in the right: “EXECUTED BY MIDDLETON, STROBRIDGE & Co. CINN.”.


Object Number

EV-5397/RP-263


Colors


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