[The Washington family] [graphic] / painted by Edward Savage ; engraved by J. Sartain. [between 1849 and 1852]


Sartain, John, 1808-1897,. [The Washington family] [graphic] / painted by Edward Savage ; engraved by J. Sartain.

[The Washington family] [graphic] / painted by Edward Savage ; engraved by J. Sartain. [between 1849 and 1852]

A group portrait of George Washington, his wife, two grandchildren, and servant in a domestic interior setting. On the left of the print, George Washington, in military uniform, is seated at a large table. His left hand rests on a map of Washington, D.C. that is spread out on the table; his right arm is on the shoulder of his grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, who stands next to a partially draped globe. Martha Washington is seated at the table across from George Washington on the right side of the print. She holds a fan in her right hand which is pointed at the map on the table. Her granddaughter, Eleanor Parke Custis, stands next to her. William Lee, Washington's black servant, stands behind the table to the right. In the distance, beyond the table, is a view of the Potomac River.

1 print on white wove paper : mezzotint, b&w ; image 42 x 61 cm., plate 45 x 65 cm., sheet 61 x 81 cm.

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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802

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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (b. June 2, 1731, Chestnut Grove, Virginia-d. May 22, 1802, Mount Vernon, Virginia) was the wife of George Washington, first president of the United States....

Savage, Edward, 1761-1817

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Lewis, Nelly Custis, 1779-1852

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Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857

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Lee, William

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Sartain, John, 1808-1897

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...