Monticello was only rarely depicted in Jefferson's lifetime. Consequently, this watercolor has become an important document recording the appearance of Monticello and its surrounding landscape. According to Ellen Randolph Coolidge's grandson, this watercolor of Monticello was painted for Mrs. Coolidge by her friend, the Richmond artist, Jane Braddick Peticolas.
The View of the West Front of Monticello shows Monticello with three of the Randolph children. George Wythe, the youngest boy, rolls a hoop, and two of his sisters, Mary and Cornelia, stand in the middle ground. An unidentified young man sits at the left sketching the scene.
Beautifully matted and framed the print measures 20"h x 27"w. Made in the U.S.A.