Historical scene of General Lafayette's departure from Mount Vernon. In the foreground, on the piazza of Mount Vernon, George Washington and General Lafayette are shaking hands, with Martha Washington, a young woman, and a small girl looking on. One dog lies on the piazza, and another stands on the lawn looking back at the group. A man in military uniform, holding a small trunk or case, stands in the middle distance just to the right of the piazza. In the background, can be seen a carriage drawn up on the lawn, with an African-American enslaved man holding the reins of the horses, a summer house, and ships cruising on the Potomac River.

Date

1840-1860


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 22 1/8 in. × 28 in. (56.2 cm × 71.12 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 17 3/8 in. × 23 1/4 in. (44.13 cm × 59.06 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image centered in block script: "Genl. Lafayette's Departure from Mount Vernon 1784."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Published by Fischer, Carpenter & Gusthal. 44 East Broadway N. Y."


Object Number

SC-164


Colors


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