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Savage, The Washington Family, 1789-96

"The Washington Family" is a life-sized portrait portraying George and Martha Washington, two of their grandchildren, and one of their slaves. The painting depicts Washington's family seated around L'Enfant's "Plan of the City of Washington." Savage made numerous prints of the painting, and it became widely known in the 19th century.

Edward Savage, The Washington Family, 1789–1796. Andrew W. Mellon Collection, Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.