Horizontally oriented oval composition depicting a landscape scene centered on a monument with two urns set atop a square plinth. The urns display small, applied pasteboard or wood ovals with the lettering “GW” on left and “MW” on right. The face of the plinth displays larger, applied paper ovals featuring bust-length oval portraits of George Washington, on left, and Martha Washington, on right. The portraits are painted in dark, opaque colors. A woman dressed in a long white gown stands to the left of the monument, while a willow tree arches behind it. In the left background is a house, and in the right background, a steepled church. The monument, tree, and woman’s dress are embroidered; her face is painted, as is the background and sky, in delicate pastel shades of blue, pink, and green. The picture is housed in original gilt wood frame and original églomisé glass; the glass displays a gold rosette at each corner, and the lettering, at the center bottom “Wrought by Eliza Gould.”

Date

ca. 1808-1812


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Silk embroidery and watercolor paint on silk, paper; wood, gold leaf, glass


Dimensions

Overall: 20 1/4 in. × 22 in. × 1 3/4 in. (51.44 cm × 55.88 cm × 4.45 cm)


Credit

Purchased by the Connoisseur Society of Mount Vernon, 2016


Object Number

M-5426/A-B


Colors


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