VIEW OF MOUNT VERNON. [title supplied]

[Washington, DC]: 1885. Mixed media relief of Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, incorporating a stone from the Washington Monument, 9.5 x 11.5 in., in the shape of an artist's palette. According to a brief biography in Virgil McMahan's "The Artists of Washington, D.C. 1796-1996," [Wash., DC: 1995], Lybrand was active as an artist in Washington, DC during the period 1872-1898: "Nothing is known of his early life, and the two works known by him... indicate he had little if any formal art training." This work is a three-dimensional mixed media piece of wood, metal, cloth and paper, highlighted with hand painting. Some chipping and loss to the paper and wood that make up the image of the house. The only other known work by Lybrand indicates he was a "painter at Georgetown University." In the census records, Lybrand's occupation is listed as a brake inspector for the B & O Railroad (1880); a policeman with the U.S. Capital Police, House of Representatives (1890); and "painter" in the Census of 1900. Item #61960

Price: $750.00

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