“No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this,” wrote George Washington in 1790, only two years before this view of the west elevation, attributed to Edward Savage, was painted. Washington settled at Mount Vernon in 1754 and for nearly half-a-century he expanded his Mansion to its present size and carefully developed the ornamental landscape surrounding his beloved home. Although Washington was not a trained architect, he had a remarkable sense of space, proportion, and design that he learned from his extensive travels and various architectural pattern books. In 200 years, no home in America has surpassed the Mansion for its elegance and beauty.
This 1792 painting shows the west front and courtyard of the Mansion, with George Washington and his family strolling along the bowling green.
The print measures 19” x 26”, including the gold frame. This west view of the Mansion matches the east view (#42556) and make a striking pair.
Please note that this item cannot be shipped internationally.