Washington and Jefferson at Mount Vernon

Accession number:
2010.11

Maker:
N/A

Historical period:
N/A

Dimensions:
H x W: 19 in. / 30 in.

Acquisition date:
ca. 2010

Credit line:
The Army and Navy Club Library Trust Fund

Provenance:

From ca. 2010: The Army and Navy Library Trust Fund, acquired by Rear Admiral John N. Faigle, Club President 2010-2013

Label:

This print, of unknown origin, depicts George Washington and Thomas Jefferson meeting at what is most likely Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home outside of Washington, D.C. Given the serene, light-hearted atmosphere the work conveys—a young boy plays with a housemaid as two dogs watch on, while his sister leans on her mother’s lap as she polishes a ring, and Washington and Jefferson seem engaged in pleasant, leisure conversation—it can be surmised that this is a portrait of the two men in post-Revolution America.