Historical scene showing George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette on the piazza of Mount Vernon. George Washington and Lafayette stand at the center of the piazza. Washington has his arms crossed and is wearing a black suit. Lafayette leans toward Washington with one arm on the back of a chair. Sitting on the piazza is Martha Washington with a young girl laying her head on Martha's lap and another woman sitting at a table with Martha. Sitting on the lawn in front of the piazza are an enslaved African-American woman and a young boy playing with a toy cannon while two dogs look at them. In the background can be seen the Potomac River with ships cruising on it. In front of the Potomac are trees, with a summer house nestled in the trees, and animals and people milling about the lawn.

Date

1863


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving, stippled engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 24 1/2 in. × 34 1/2 in. (62.23 cm × 87.63 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 23 in. × 33 in. (58.42 cm × 83.82 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 18 3/4 in. × 29 7/8 in. (47.63 cm × 75.88 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in block script: "Painted by T. P. Rossiter & L. R. Mignot."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Published by J. McClure, 594 Broadway, New York."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by Thomas Oldham Barlow."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "The Home of Washington".
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by T. P. Rossiter and L. R. Mignot in the Clerk's Office at the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."


Object Number

SC-181


Colors


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