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View of Mount Vernon, the Potomac River, and the tomb of Washington.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1974. Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

black, white chalk, brush and white gouache, pen and white ink on prepared paper

Its dimensions are

45.5 x 58.2 cm (17 15/16 x 22 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in white ink, on tomb: Tomb / of / Washington.

Karin Zonis was a cataloguer and Mrs. Richard S. Koehne was a donor and Mrs. John L. Handy Jr. was a donor and Myra Mathers was a donor and Megan L. Smith was a cataloguer and Unknown was the artist and Anonymous was a donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18482643/ |title=Drawing, "Tomb of George Washington, Mt. Vernon", ca. 1820 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=22 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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