How often do you think of our Founding Fathers as dads? Personally speaking, I never do. That changed for me the day we acquired an 1865 engraving of Washington with his family.
This engraving was done by William Sartain (1843-1924), a leading engraver of the mid-19th century. It is after an oil-on-canvas by Sartain’s contemporary and painting instructor, C. Schussele. The scene depicts George and Martha Washington seated at a table, with their adopted grandchildren George Washington Parke Custis and Nelly Custis standing nearby.
Until next post,