Horizontal, rectangular view of Washington’s New Tomb, a red brick structure with an arched opening at its center. Above the opening is a panel reading “Within this enclosure / Rest / the remains of / Gen. GEO WASHINGTON.” A single white obelisk stands next to the right corner of the tomb; a single tree grows in front of the tomb, to the left of the center opening. Two men and a woman sit on the lawn at the foot of the tree, with another man and a dog nearby and couple strolling along a path to the right of the tomb.Trees occupy the background behind the tomb, and the Potomac is visible in the distance on the far right of the image.

The print is currently in a new frame.






Ink on paper, hand-colored lithograph


Overall (H x W x D): 15 3/4 in. x 19 1/2 in. (40.01 cm x 49.53 cm)
Other (H x W): 10 5/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (26.99 cm x 36.2 cm)
Other (H x W): 8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (20.32 cm x 29.85 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor H. Seaman, Vice Regent for Wisconsin, and Douglas Seaman, 1994


Printed in center above the image: “MOUNT VERNON” printed in center below the image: “New-York & Paris published by Goupil, Vilbert & Co. / 15 / TOMB OF WASHINGTON / Entered According to Act of Congress, in the year 1848, by Aug. Köllner, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York” Printed below the image on the left: “Drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner” Printed below the image on the right: “Lith. By Deroy_Printed by Cattier”

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