View Larger Mount Vernon, The Seat of the Late Genl. G. Washington.

Description

Outdoor scene depicting Mount Vernon from the northeast, which can be seen on the middle right of the image, shaded by trees. In the foreground on the left is a brown horse that is bounding away from the mansion. On the right there is a white horse, whose reins are being held by an African-American slave in a red coat. Next to him are two women in white dresses holding parasols. On the porch of Mount Vernon stands a figure wearing a tricorn hat, a black coat, and yellow trousers. In the background the Potomac River can be seen.

Date

March 15, 1804


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Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, hand-colored engraving, etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 12 7/8 in. × 16 5/16 in. (32.7 cm × 41.43 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 11 7/16 in. × 16 in. (29.05 cm × 40.64 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wilmarth Lewis in memory of her aunt, Annie Burr Jennings, Vice Regent for Connecticut, 1939


Marks

Printed below image on left in italic script: "Drawn by W. Birch."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Engraved by S. Seymour."
Printed below image centered in block and cursive script: "Mount Vernon, The Seat of the Late Genl. G. Washington."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Philadelphia, Published March 15. 1804."


Object Number

M-1087


Colors (Beta)


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