Description

Horizontal, rectangular print of a collage of a series of seven images depicting different views of the region around Mount Vernon, including: Fort Washington in the upper left, a distant view of Washington D.C. from across the Potomac River in the upper center, a boat of fishermen on the Potomac in the upper right, a couple inside the mansion in the lower left, a view of Mount Vernon’s east front surrounded by people in the middle center, Washington’s new tomb in the middle right, and a bird’s eye view of the landing in the lower right. The images are printed on a page of Harper’s Weekly.

Date

1886


People


Geography

  • United States -

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, color etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 10 7/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (27.62 cm x 40.01 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John H. Guy, Jr., Vice Regent for Virginia, 1987


Marks

Printed below upper left image: “FORT WASHINGTON”. Printed in lower right corner of upper center image: “DISTANT VIEW OF WASHINGTON / ALEXANDRIA ON THE LEFT”. Printed below upper right image: “FISHERMEN OF THE POTOMAC”. Printed below lower left image: “THE HALLWAY”. Printed below center image: “THE HOME AT MOUNT VERNON”. Printed below the middle right image: “THE TOMB”. Printed below the lower right image: “THE LANDING”. Printed below the group of images: “A PILGRIMAGE TO MOUNT VERNON. –DRAWN BY CHARLES GRAHAM.—[See Page 430.]”. Printed along top of page (to the right of the images): “428 HARPER’S WEEKLY VOLUME XXX NO. 1541.”


Signed

In lower left on floor of mansion interior: “C. Graham”.


Object Number

EV-3828/RP-448


Colors (Beta)


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