Horizontal, rectangular view of the east front of Mount Vernon. The mansion occupies the far right. A path extending from the lower right to the entrance of the mansion frames the right side of the image. Three figures – a man, a woman, and a child – stand on the east lawn with their backs to the viewer, gazing at the Potomac in the background. Additional figures can be seen beneath a grove of trees on the lawn and to the left of the piazza. In the sky above the river, beams of sunlight stream from behind a cloud.


c. 1852




Ink on paper, color engraving


Overall (H x W): 7 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (18.42 cm x 26.35 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 4 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (10.48 cm x 15.88 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John H. Guy, Jr., Vice Regent for Virginia, 1990


Printed below image on left: “DRAWN AFTER NATURE”. Printed below image on right “For the proprietor: HERRMANN J. MEYER”. Printed below image in center: “WASHINGTON’S HOUSE / MOUNT VERNON”. Printed below image on left: “Published for HERRMANN J. MEYER. 164 William Street. NEWYORK.” Printed below image on right: “Copyright secured according to ACT OF CONGRESS”.

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