nd (ca.1859). "Drawn on the spot and in colors by C.H. Wells. Printed in oil colors by F. Collins." A wood engraving, colored, of George Washington's home Mount Vernon, shown from its river side, approx. 19.5 x 21.5 in., matted, glazed and framed. Upper corners of the image are curved. The east lawn is in the foreground, the house at the right is surrounded by trees. The summerhouse appears amidst a small grove of trees on the far left. A man in a top hat and a lady in a long dress gaze at a view of the Potomac, with sailboats and a steamboat in the distance, another lady and her dog stand on the lawn looking at the house. Below the image is a small oval depiction of Washington's tomb, rendered in black & white. Gilt on right side of the frame chipped away. Some foxing and toning to margins of the print, but overall a nice example. Item #61965
One listing on OCLC for a different issue: AAS (printed by Collins & Chemin, and described as a wood engraving, colored). There are three copies at Mount Vernon, two printed only by Collins, and one by Collins & Chemin and described as chromolithographs.