Washington & Family by Kellogg & Bulkeley after Edward Savage

Description (Brief):

Colored print; interior scene of George and Martha Washington seated at a table. A girl (Eleanor Parke Custis) stands beside Martha, a boy (George Washington Parke Custis) stands near George with his hand resting on a globe. Heavy drapery and landscape in background. The scene is based on the painting by Edward Savage, though notably the African American enslaved servant is missing in the Kellogg print.

Description (Brief)

This print was produced by the Hartford, Connecticut lithographic firm of Kellogg & Bulkeley. Edmund Burke Kellogg and Elijah Chapman Kellogg were younger brothers of the founder of the Kellogg lithography firm, Daniel Wright Kellogg. After Daniel Wright Kellogg moved west, his two brothers took over the family lithography firm in 1840 and changed the name to E.B. & E.C. Kellogg. They were responsible for the continued success of the family firm and involved in partnerships with Horace Thayer in 1845/1846, John Chenevard Comstock in 1848 and in partnership with Frank Bulkeley,1867-1873, and William Henry Bulkeley in 1867-1878.

Description (Brief)

The original artist, Edward Savage (1761-1817), a native of Massachusetts, was originally a goldsmith and an engraver. He was self taught in painting at the time he created the Washington Family, but due to its popularity, he was able to spend some time in London training under Benjamin West. When he returned to America he painted in Philadelphia and New York City.

Date Made: ca 1867

Depicted: Washington, GeorgeWashington, MarthaCustis, Eleanor ParkeCustis, George Washington ParkeMaker: Kellogg & Bulkeley

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, HartfordDepicted: United States: Virginia, Mount Vernon Manor

Subject: CostumeFurnishingsChildrenFamily


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Art, Peters Prints, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2546Catalog Number: 60.2546Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 8 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 31.75 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-dc4c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_324854

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