Horizontal, rectangular image of Mount Vernon’s east front. The image includes the grounds and outbuildings, spanning from the summer home in the far left to the slave quarters in the right. Two large trees and several groups of figures occupy the east lawn in the foreground. Beneath the right tree, two men and a woman watch a woman sketch. Four figures and a dog are having a picnic under the tree on the left. Two men in top hats converse in the center. Two additional groups of women can be seen walking on the lawn and several figures mingle on the piazza in the distance. Fields occupy the background of the image with trees along the horizon. Boats on the Potomac River can be seen in the background on the left.






Ink on paper, lithograph


Overall (H x W): 18 5/8 in. x 27 3/4 in. (47.31 cm x 70.49 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1966


Printed beneath image in lower left: “DRAWN FROM THE SKETCH BY KERN.” Printed beneath image in center: “Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by Campbell in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of Ohio.” Printed beneath image on right: “EXECUTED BY MIDDLETON, STROBRIDGE & CO. CIN.” Printed beneath image in center: “MOUNT VERNON. / THE HOME OF WASHINGTON”.

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