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Balmy Days of Mount Vernon, (painting)

Artist:
Rossiter, T. P.
Subject:
Washington, George
Madison, James
Henry, Patrick
Hamilton, Alexander
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 78 (Sale info: For Sale).
N.A. Washington entertaining Madison, Hamilton and Patrick Henry, seated by a table on the lawn near the summer house. Mrs. Washington, with Nellie Custis standing behind her chair. In the summer house are Richard Henry Custis. Mrs. George A. Washington, widow of a favorite nephew, leans against a pillar of the summer house, watching her children; one, a son, Lafayette Washington, is teaching a dog tricks, while the girl looks on, with her skirt full of flowers. George Washington Lafayette, a guest at Mount Vernon, is talking to Mrs. Madison in the summer house. The figures beyond are Mrs. Sophia Chew, Lord Fairfax, and his sister. The group on the lawn is composed of Dr. Stuart and his wife, formerly Mrs. Custis, mother of Nellie, and George Washington Parke Custis, who is at her feet looking at some game which the Doctor and his companion, Tobias Lear, have shot. The young lady is the daughter of Dr. Stuart. In the middle distance is the Mansion, the Potomac, and the Maryland Hills beyond. [P. 7.] D
First Annual Exhibition of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, founded as a Department of Yale College, by the late Augustus Russell Street, of New Haven, Conn. The Gallery is open daily from 9, a.m., to 7 p.m., and on Wednesdays till 11, p.m. Season Tickets, $1.00; Single Admission, 25 cents. New Haven: J.H. Benham & Son, Printers. 1867.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.
Topic:
Portrait male
Architecture--Domestic--Washington
Landscape--Virginia--Mount Vernon
Control number:
AECI 01050078
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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