Full length portrait of a young Martha Washington, wearing a flowing gown with lace sleeves, pearls in her hair, and a shawl around her shoulders. In the background can be seen a square column with vines wrapping around it, a forest, and a river.

Date

1863


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, mezzotint, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 30 1/4 in. × 21 3/4 in. (76.84 cm × 55.25 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 15 15/16 in. × 18 7/8 in. (40.48 cm × 47.94 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in block script: "Drawn by W. Oliver Stone after the original by Wolaston."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by J. C. Buttre."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1863 in the Clerks office of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Martha Washington."
Printed below image on left in cursive script: "Printed by J. C. Buttre."
Printed below image on right in handwritten script: "M. Washington".
Printed below image centered in block script: "Published by J. C. Buttre, 48 Franklin St. New York."


Object Number

SC-178


Colors


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