Residence of Washington, Mount Vernon
Np: circa 1840s. Pen and ink and watercolor. Approximately 13 1/2 x 18 inches, mounted on contemporary sheet, with manuscript title, overall 15 x 19 1/2 inches. One short closed tear visible in the left margin. Nicely framed.
Lovely early watercolour view of the east facade of Mount Vernon.
A fine and skilfully executed early watercolor view of the east facade of Mount Vernon. The piece is titled in the bottom margin, "Residence of Washington. Mount Vernon." The artist has included a female figure sitting on the portico, while a male figure in a blue coat rides away on the dirt road to the right of the structure. The work likely emanates from the 1840s, when John Augustine Washington III, George Washington's great-grand nephew owned the estate. A lovely 19th-century view of the Palladian-style residence of the Father of Our Country and America's first First Family.