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Washington Family.
1845-1846
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Thayer , American, 1846 - 1847
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
After a work by:After a work by Edward Savage , American, 1761 - 1817
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/2 x 12 7/16in. (21.6 x 31.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/8 x 13 1/2in. (25.7 x 34.3cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A man and a woman are seated at a table in the interior of a room. The man, seated at the left, wears a military uniform consisting of a coat, vest, breeches, and boots. His hair or wig is tied in a queue. His left hand rests on the table, and his legs are crossed. A sword, a hat with a rosette, an open book, and a very large sheet of paper are on the table, which is covered with a tablecloth. The man's right arm rests on the shoulder of a small boy standing beside him. The boy wears a jacket, a vest, a shirt with a broad collar trimmed with lace or ruching, and breeches. He holds a book in his left hand. His right hand rests on a large globe in a stand. The woman wears a dress trimmed with ruching and a cap with a bow. Her skirt is open in front to reveal an underskirt or petticoat. She holds what appears to be a fan in her right hand and uses it to point to something on the sheet of paper. A girl stands behind her with both hands on the table. She wears a dress with sleeves with two puffs, and a sash. Large patterned wallpaper is on the wall. Patterned carpet is on the floor. An oval picture of a woman and a small girl in an ornate gilt frame is on the wall at the left. Fringed drapery is at the right. A large bouquet of flowers, including tulips, is in what appears to be a window opening at the far right.
Source Note: The pictorial source is The Washington Family, painted by Edward Savage in 1804. The Kelloggs would have known this composition through an engraved intermediary. There are various differences between the Kellogg print and the Savage painting; most notably, a bouquet of flowers replaces an African-American servant at the right. These changes may have been introduced by the Kelloggs or may reflect the intermediate engraved source. (Finlay 2/18/2004)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed beneath image: lower left, "Grandson." "Washington."; lower center, "Grand daughter."; lower right, " Lady Washington." On verso, in pencil: upper left, "73161" accession number; lower center, "Dwr 19". In black ink, center left, "Wmson".
Object Number: 1970.44.7
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