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George Washington at MT. Vernon from Huber

George Washington at MT. Vernon
Middlebury, Vermont 1814
Schoolgirl Art

This historic painting created by Ann Treadwell at aged 14, is inscribed on the back: Mount Vernon/ Painted by A. M. Treadwell at Mrs. Willard’s school Middlebury Vermont 1814. The picture is based on the aquatint by Frances Jukes.

Ann Marie Treadwell (1800-1888) was born in Canada, the daughter of W. Hazard and Margaret Treadwell. The family moved to Plattsburgh, NY when the War of 1812 broke out. She was educated at Emma Willard’s Seminary in Vermont and continued her studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. She was the first preceptress of Onondaga Valley Academy, and received a Doctor of Arts equivalent from Ingham University in Leroy, NY. She wrote “Zoological Science, or Nature in Living Forms”, which was in general use in educational institutions in the 19th century.

She married Lewis Hamilton Redfield, a printer and publisher in Syracuse, NY. They had six children, one of whom spent her large inheritance on a huge sculpture with three life size figures as a monument to her father after his death which still stands prominently in Furman Park, Syracuse, NY.

Watercolor on paper; 14 ½” x 19 ¼” sight.


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