The MVLA collection holds five other views of Mount Vernon by the artist: four oil sketches on paper (M-2742, M-2744, M-2745, M-5360), and a canvas (M-2731), as well as a drawing of a Brandywine encampment site, M-5358.

A signed oil sketch on paper dated June 1839 and inscribed “Summer House at Mount Vernon and the Woods Over Washington’s Tomb” which was in the collection of Xanthus R. Smith was shown in the 1948 exhibition catalogue.
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Date

c. 1839


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Material/Technique

Oil on paper board (mounted on fiberglass honeycomb panel); gilt wood


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D, framed): 15 5/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (39.69 cm x 47.94 cm x 6.35 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1979


Object Number

M-2743/A-B


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