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Outdoor scene depicting Mount Vernon from the northeast, which can be seen on the middle right of the image, shaded by trees. In the foreground on the left is a brown horse that is bounding away from the mansion. On the right there is a white horse, whose reins are being held by an African-American slave in a red coat. Next to him are two women in white dresses holding parasols. On the porch of Mount Vernon stands a figure wearing a tricorn hat, a black coat, and yellow trousers. In the background the Potomac River can be seen.

Date

March 15, 1804


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, hand-colored engraving, etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 12 7/8 in. × 16 5/16 in. (32.7 cm × 41.43 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 11 7/16 in. × 16 in. (29.05 cm × 40.64 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Wilmarth Lewis in memory of her aunt, Annie Burr Jennings, Vice Regent for Connecticut, 1939


Marks

Printed below image on left in italic script: "Drawn by W. Birch."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Engraved by S. Seymour."
Printed below image centered in block and cursive script: "Mount Vernon, The Seat of the Late Genl. G. Washington."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Philadelphia, Published March 15. 1804."


Object Number

M-1087


Colors


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