Oliver Stone after Woolaston. “M. Washington”.
New York: J.C. Buttre, 1863. 25 7/8 x 18 7/8. Engraving by J.C. Buttre. Margins trimmed to image top and sides. One inch repaired tear into image expertly repaired. 19th century hand color. Old glue stain bottom right hand margin corners. Faint scattered foxing in image. Old slat back stains on back of print. Sold as is. Otherwise, fine condition.
A full length portrait of Martha Washington, drawn by W. Oliver Stone after an “original” painting by Woolaston. Martha is shown standing demurely in front of the porch at Mount Vernon, the Potomac River seen in the background. Mrs. Washington is shown as a young woman, yet with enough dignity to well accord her a share of the glory that was being showered on her husband in the mid-nineteenth century.