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1856 Engraved Print Titled " Mount Vernon in the Olden Time Washington at 30 Years of Age"

1856-Dated, Engraved Print of George Washington, Engraved by Henry Bryan Hall, after a drawing by A. Henning, New York, Choice Very Fine.

This original Engraved Print measures a large size of 22" x 27.5". It shows George Washington returning from a successful hunting trip: a deer, a rabbit, ducks, and birds are proudly displayed in the center of the room. Martha Washington greets Washington and his hunting companion with a tray of drinks, ever the thoughtful hostess. With shoes and dress the hue of pearls and a silver tea service, Martha exudes an air of sophistication and civilization amid a scene of primitive tradition and sport. Looking on are also Martha's children, John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis, and two slaves. Washington's hunting dogs stand by obediently, awaiting their reward.

This 19th century print was engraved by Henry Bryan Hall after a drawing by A. Henning, and is the "second of a series" of similar prints. "New York Published and Engraved under the Superintendence of the Artists Association, Broadway, and Pall Mall, London" and "Entd. according to Act of Congress, AD. 1856, by the Artists Assotn. in the Cks. office of the Dt. Ct. of the Sn. Dt. of N.Yk." Evenly toned, but adhered to a sturdy mount for better preservation. Minor edge wear; else a fine sample. A nice glimpse into the lifestyle and activities of the Washingtons that is pleasing for display.

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