c. 1840 · n.p.
A superb folk art depiction of George and Martha Washington at their beloved Mount Vernon. Likely undertaken by an itinerant painter in the early to mid-nineteenth century, satisfying the growing demand for Washington-related iconography in the decades following his death in 1799. In this image, George and Martha Washington stand in front of their Mt. Vernon home. The President and First Lady appear in the right foreground, arm-in-arm, while the General gestures towards a pathway leading to the entrance to their home, extending his welcome. Small sailing boats and a three-masted ship float along the Potomac. Six people (visitors, workers or family members) are depicted, as well. " (Inventory #: 60607)