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Artist:
Edward Savage, 26 Nov 1761 - 6 Jul 1817  Search this
David Edwin, 1776 - 1841  Search this
Copy after:
Edward Savage, 26 Nov 1761 - 6 Jul 1817  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis, 30 Apr 1781 - 10 Oct 1857  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 2 Jun 1731 - 22 May 1802  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 31 Mar 1779 - Jul 1852  Search this
William "Billy" Lee, c. 1750 - c. 1828  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 46.8 x 62.3 cm (18 7/16 x 24 1/2")
Type:
Print
Date:
1798
Exhibition Label:
After the presidency, George and Martha Washington returned to Mount Vernon to raise their two grandchildren, George Washington “Wash” Parke Custis (far left) and Eleanor “Nelly” Custis (center). As an adult, Wash Custis fathered a daughter named Maria with an enslaved house servant, Arianna Carter. In 1825, he freed Maria, providing her with land from his Virginia estate, which was called Arlington. Wash’s other surviving daughter, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, went on to marry Robert E. Lee and occupied the nearby mansion house on the property that is now known as Arlington National Cemetery.
In this popular print, the Washingtons gather around a map. An enslaved servant, possibly Christopher Sheels, stands at right, alluding to the complex interracial relationships and dependencies that shaped the Washington family’s life and legacy.
Al terminar la presidencia, George y Martha Washington regresaron a Mount Vernon para cuidar a sus dos nietos, George Washington “Wash” Parke Custis (extrema izq.) y Eleanor “Nelly” Custis (centro). De adulto, Wash Custis tuvo una hija llamada Maria con una esclava de la casa, Arianna Carter. En 1825 Wash dio a Maria la libertad y una porción de su propiedad de Virginia, llamada Arlington. Su otra hija sobreviviente, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, se casó con Robert E. Lee y ocupó la mansión vecina en la propiedad que hoy se conoce como el Cementerio Nacional de Arlington. Esta estampa popular muestra a los Washington reunidos en torno a un mapa. De pie a la derecha hay un sirviente esclavo, posiblemente Christopher Sheels, señal de los complejos vínculos y relaciones interraciales que moldearon la vida y el legado de la familia Washington.
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Printed Material\Map  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Home Furnishings\Globe  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Boots  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Boots  Search this
William "Billy" Lee: Male  Search this
William "Billy" Lee: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
William "Billy" Lee: Business and Finance\Worker\Service Worker\Domestic worker\Servant  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Female  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis: Male  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis: Female  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis: Visual Arts\Artist\Silhouettist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.112
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm449605a38-9b64-47e7-b0b3-d8caefece793
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.112