Enjoying Monticello's West Lawn

Enjoying Monticello's West Lawn

Description:

Artist G.B. McIntosh imagines some of the activities that took place on Monticello's West Lawn during the spring of 1820. Seen in this picture from left to right are: Benjamin Franklin Randolph, age 12 rolling a hoop; Meriwether Lewis Randolph, age 10 chasing behind him; Thomas Jefferson, age 77; Septimia Anne Randolph, age 6 chasing her older brothers; Mary Jefferson Randolph, age 17 cutting flowers; George Wythe Randolph, age 2 looking into the water; enslaved child-minder Priscilla Hemmings, age 44; and enslaved child Tucker Hern, age 10 catching a fish in Monticello's fish pond.

Credits:

copyright: Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.; watercolor by G.B. McIntosh