National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Washington Family Edward Savage (painter)
American, 1761 - 1817
The Washington Family, 1789-1796
oil on canvas
overall: 213.6 x 284.2 cm (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in.) framed: 247.7 x 316.2 x 15.2 cm (97 1/2 x 124 1/2 x 6 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1940.1.2
On View
From the Tour: American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 4 of 8

1796Gazette of the United States. Philadelphia, 20 February, 1796.
1801Mercantile Advertiser. New York, 19 November, 1801: 2.
1802Commercial Advertiser. New York, 14 June, 1802: 4.
1802Mercantile Advertiser. New York, 20 April, 1802: 2.
1802An Admirer of the Polite Arts. "Review of Exhibition of Paintings." New York Morning Chronicle, 18 November, 1802: 3.
1802Columbian Gallery. At the Pantheon, No. 80, Greenwich-Street, near the Battery. New York, 1802: 3-4, no. 48.
1834Dunlap 1834, 1:321.
1841Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts. Boston, 1841: 3, no. 6.
1842Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts. Boston, 1842: 3, no. 6.
1844Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings, comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts. Boston, 1844: 3, no. 6.
1847Catalogue of the Paintings, Portraits, Marble and Plaster Statuary, Engravings & Water Color Drawings, in the Collection of the Boston Museum. Boston, 1847: 14, no. 184.
1858Peale, Rembrandt. "Washington and his Portraits." Unpublished lecture. Charles Roberts Autograph Letters College, Haverford College, Pennsylvania (Lillian B. Miller, ed., Peale Family Papers, microfiche ed., fiche VIB/19-20), 1858: 15.
1882Johnston, Elizabeth Bryant. Original Portraits of Washington, including Statues, Monuments, and Medals. Boston, 1882: 46-47, engraving repro. opp. 46.
1892Exhibition of the Important Oil Painting Washington and His Family by Edwin [sic] Savage, of Princeton, Mass. Exh. cat. Avery Galleries, New York, 1892.
1893Savage's Painting of Washington and Family. Album of letters and newspaper clippings. Library, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., c. 1893.
1897Hart, Charles Henry. "Life Portraits of George Washington." McClure's Magazine 8, no. 4 (February 1897): 299.
1905Hart, Charles Henry. Edward Savage, Painter and Engraver, and his Unfinished Copper-plate of "The Congress Voting Independence". Boston, 1905: 8-11.
1924Fielding, Mantle. "Edward Savage's Portraits of Washington." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 48 (1924): 197-200, engraving opp. 193.
1928Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered.
1931Morgan, John Hill, and Mantle Fielding. The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas. Philadelphia, 1931: 178-179, 183-186, no. 8, repro.
1932Eisen, Gustavus A. Portraits of Washington. 3 vols. New York, 1932: 2:457-458, 461-465, plates 99 and 153 (detail).
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 179-180, no. 488.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 8.
1946Favorite Paintings from the National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.. New York, 1946: 61-64, color repro.
1949Dickson, Harold E. John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter; 1780-1840. New York, 1949: 38, 45-50, 54.
1949Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 129, repro.
1951King, Marian. Portfolio Number 3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: no. 10, color repro.
1952Dresser, Louisa. "Edward Savage, 1761-1817." Art in America 40, no. 4 (Autumn 1952): 199-204, no. 25, repro.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 50, repro.
1959Bouton, Margaret. American Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number One in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 18, color repro.
1959Gottesman, Rita Susswein. "New York's First Major Art Show." New-York Historical Society Quarterly 43 (July 1959): 300, repro. 301, 304-305, no. 48.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 132, color repro.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:388, color repro.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 98, repro.
1973Dickson, Harold E. "Artists as Showmen." American Art Journal 5, no. 1 (May 1973): 4, 7-8, fig. 3.
1973Kaplan, Sidney. The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1973: 33.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 386, repro. 387.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1980: 9.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 220, repro.
1981Williams 1981, color repro. 54-55, 67, 72.
1982Wick, Wendy C. George Washington, An American Icon: The Eighteenth-Century Graphic Portraits. Washington, 1982: 43, 122-124.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 383, no. 539, color repro.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: frontispiece, 9.
1989Honour, Hugh. The Image of the Black in Western Art. 4, part 1: Slaves and Liberators. Cambridge, Mass. 1989: 46-48, repro. fig. 13, 311.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 333, repro.
1992National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1992: 221, repro.
1993Barnhill, Georgia Brady. "'Extracts from the Journals of Ethan A. Greenwood': Portrait Painter and Museum Proprietor." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 103, part 1 (October 1993): 91-178.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 146-158, color repro. 147.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 291, no. 236, color repro.
2013Kusserow, Karl. "Memory, Metaphor, and Meaning in Atlantic Cable Projectors." In Picturing Power: Portraiture and Its Uses in the New York Chamber of Commerce. New York, 2013: 332, color fig. 175.

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