Horizontal, rectangular image of the east front of Mount Vernon mansion. The east lawn occupied the foreground, with trees on either side. A woman with a white dog is on the lawn in front of the piazza. A couple can be seen beyond them, with the man pointing toward boats on the Potomac River in the distance. The summer house is pictured in the far left amid a grove of trees and bushes. The upper corners of the image are curved.

Below the main colored image is a small oval image in black and white depicting George Washington’s New Tomb. A large tree stands to the right of the tomb.






Ink on paper, color engraving


Overall (H x W): 20 7/8 in. x 22 9/16 in. (53.02 cm x 57.33 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ida May Moyers McElroy, 1964


Printed beneath image on left: “DRAWN ON THE SPOT AND IN COLORS BY C. H. WELLS.” Printed beneath image on right: “PRINTED IN COLORS, BY COLLINS & CHEMIN, PHILAD’A.” Printed beneath image across lower border: “MOUNT VERNON”. Printed beneath title in center: “Engraved and Published by J. G. Byram”. Printed along lower edge in small oval image beneath the main image: “TOMB OF WASHINGTON”.

Object Number


Colors (Beta)

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 Do Calendar Shop Restaurant Support Membership
Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save