Historical scene of George Washington visiting his mother. In the center of the image stands Washington, dressed in a black coat, holding his mother's hands as she looks up into his eyes. Washington's mother is stooped from age, and wears a number of layers of clothing over he dress, and a cap. Next to Washington is a dog. The meeting takes place in a simply furnished room, with a landscape painting on the wall, a table with a chair behind the figures, and a chair to the left of Washington's mother. Below the main image surrounded by text is a small image of a colonial style cottage .

Date

1860


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving, stipped engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 28 in. × 22 in. (71.12 cm × 55.88 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 24 1/16 in. × 17 3/4 in. (61.12 cm × 45.09 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington's Last Interview With His Mother."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Published by Pike's New York Opera House Association Office 627 Broadway N. Y."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Printed by H. E. Coates, N. Y."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Printed according to Act of Congress in the year 1860 by William Pate in the Clerks office for the district court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."


Object Number

SC-174


Colors


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