John Buxton - He Returns Victorious - 1783
The General and Madame came home on Christmas Eve, and such a racket the servants made, for they were glad of their coming!" That lively account of George and Martha Washington's post-war return to Mount Vernon was one of my sources. I went to Mount Vernon in winter and shot many rolls of film at every hour of the afternoon, looking for the most dramatic light. The roof is white now, but back then the shingles were red, so for a visual counterpoint, I took the liberty of giving Washington a bold red manteau. You'll notice there are no wreaths, candles or other festive display to greet the general this Christmas Eve. Decorating for the holidays did not become an established American tradition until the 19th century. - JB

John Buxton - He Returns Victorious - 1783

Release Year: 2001
Size: 15 x 34
Form: limited edition print on canvas
Edition Size: 100 numbered and hand signed by the artist
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Product Code: BUXHE1
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