As his presidency neared its end, George Washington took advantage of being in Philadelphia, the nation's commercial capital, to buy a large group of prints and frames for Mount Vernon. Many of these impressions, including Dancing Shepherds, were classical landscapes published in England in the tradition of the seventeenth-century artist, Claude Lorrain. Most hung in Mount Vernon's Central Passage, a broad through hall whose walls were conducive for the display of such large, fine art prints.

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Date

1784


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Geography

  • Published - England

Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 19 1/2 in. x 23 3/4 in. (49.53 cm x 60.33 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1939


Object Number

W-966


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