MOUNT VERNON, THE SEAT OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS WASHINGTON, AFTER WILLIAM RUSSELL BIRCH, EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.
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Depicting the General standing under the colonnade, his white steed held by a groomsman. Based on Russell’s “The Country Seats of the United States of North America” (1809), this view became the most widely circulated image of the estate in the nineteenth century. Inscribed with title below the image. Watercolor on paper, 13 ¾ x 17 inches, sight. The reverse with label for the Old Print Shop.