George Washington at Mt. Vernon - Hassam, Frederick Childe

Washington at Mt. Vernon


Best known as an American Impressionist, Frederick Childe Hassam’s highly successful career was winding to a close by the 1930s.  But his work in etching still commanded attention.  Three years before his death in 1935, Hassam contributed the last of a twenty-etching portfolio entitled The Bicentennial Pageant of George Washington, entitled “Washington at Mount Vernon.”  This highly patriotic portfolio was presented to President Herbert Hoover at the White House, and was later published in an edition of 1,000 by the George Washington Memorial Association, Inc.