Historical scene portraying the death of George Washington. The scene is set in a simply furnished room with a high-post bed, where Washington rests, a side table and a chair that Martha Washington sits on. Standing behind the bed are two men, possible doctors, wearing coats and jabots, one with his hand to his head in a sorrowful expression. Martha sits near the foot of the bed with her hands clasp in front of her in prayer. Near the right side of the image stands an African-American enslaved man looking distraught.

Date

1861


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 22 1/16 in. × 30 7/8 in. (56.04 cm × 78.42 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 18 1/8 in. × 27 7/16 in. (46.04 cm × 69.69 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in block print: "Drawn by J. Duthie."
Printed below image on right in block print: "Engraved by Thomas Doney."
Printed below image centered in block print: "Last Moments of Washington."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Published by William Pate. 16 Burling Stip. N. Y. & Doney & Rowe. Elgin. Ill."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."


Object Number

SC-175


Colors


Mount Vernon's object research is ongoing and information about this object is subject to change. For information on image use and reproductions, click here.
Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save