Description

Horizontal, rectangular view of the east front of Mount Vernon. The image is glued onto a larger sheet of wove paper. A cut-out of the printed words “MOUNT VERNON” is glued just below the image. Cut-outs of printed flowers are also glued above and below the image. The mansion occupies the right of the image, and is framed by a large tree on the left and a smaller tree on the right. In the foreground are visible an adult male, two adult females, and a female child. Four figures are visible under the piazza. Underneath the north Palladian window are three figures. The Potomac River, with a steam vessel is visible in the background. Two cut-out, colored images of flowers are glued on reverse.

Date

c. 1860


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 4 1/2 in. × 6 3/4 in. (11.43 cm × 17.15 cm)
Overall (H x W x D): 10 1/2 in. × 8 1/8 in. (26.67 cm × 20.64 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Karl A. Dickinson, 1967


Marks

Glued below image on separate piece of paper: “MOUNT VERNON”.


Object Number

EV-5002


Colors (Beta)


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