Group portrait of the Washington family, depicting George Washington, Martha Washington, Eleanor Parke Custis, and George Washington Parke Custis seated around a table in a room, while an African-American enslaved man enters in the right background. A plan of Washington D.C. is laid out on the table before them. Washington holds a book in this left hand, and a sword and hat are laid on an empty chair in front of him. The slave carries a letter on a tray.

Date

1864


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, mezzotint, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 20 7/8 in. × 28 in. (53.02 cm × 71.12 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 17 5/8 in. × 24 3/4 in. (44.77 cm × 62.87 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Marks

Printed below image on left in block script: "Original Painting by G. Schussele, Phila."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1864, by G. Schussele, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania./ Bradley & Co, Publishers 66 Nth. 4th St. Philadelphia."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by Wm. Sartain Phila."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington and His Family."
Printed below image in right corner of sheet in block script: "PROOF/Printed by Irwin & Sartain Philada."


Object Number

SC-136


Colors


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