Historical scene showing young George Washington, Martha Custis, meeting with her children playing on the floor in front of her. The scene is set indoors in a well appointed room with Martha sitting near a leaded window. Washington stands, in military uniform, on the right side of the image with his hat in his right hand. In the background can be seen a man riding a horse, with a white, riderless horse next to him.






Ink on paper, stippled engraving, engraving


Overall (H x W): 27 7/8 in. × 26 3/4 in. (70.8 cm × 67.95 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 17 3/16 in. × 21 7/8 in. (43.66 cm × 55.56 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Printed below image on left in block script: "Painted by J. W. Ehinger."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Entered according to Act of Congress 1863 by William Pate in the clerks office of the district court of the U. S. for the Southern District of New York."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by G. R. Hall."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington's First Interview With His Wife."
Printed below image center in cursive script: "From the Origiinal Picture Painted Expressly for this Engraving/Published by William Pate 58 & 60 Fullton St. N. Y."

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Colors (Beta)

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