Engraving, "The Washington Family"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1798

GUSN

GUSN-5264

Description

Black and white engraving of George Washington and his family; Washington in uniform sits at left with grandson standing beside him; Martha Washington sits on right with granddaughter standing beside her; a black servant stands behind Martha; the map on the table (in the center of the engraving) is probably the plan for Washington, D.C.; a view of the Potomic is in the background; wooden frame covered with gilt and gesso; decorated with beaded and scalloped trim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
engravings (prints)
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
home (concept)
slavery
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Servitude
Domesticity
Engraving

Associated Person

Washington, George, 1732-1799
Washington, Martha, 1732-1802

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

People and Organizations

Washington Family

Washington, George, 1732-1799
Washington, Martha, 1732-1802

Maker

Savage, Edward (Painter)

Dimensions

20.5 x 26.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.627

Date

1798 (After)

Places

Possibly