This watercolor painting by Rufus Porter is of the White House with the sun rising behind it. Porter was an American painter and inventor who went on to found the magazine "Scientific American" in 1845.
George Town and Federal City, or City of Washington
Washington, D. C.
This painting depicts Georgetown and the Federal City in 1801. Originally drawn by George Beck of Philadelphia, this engraving was done by Thomas Cartwright of London and was published by Atkins and Nightingale. The Potomac River is depicted in the painting. The buildings closer to the forefront are in Georgetown, while the ones further away make up the City of Washington.
A Favorable Day: The White House Stables on the Day of Grant's Second Inauguration, 1873
This painting by Peter Waddell is titled "A Favorable Day: The White House Stables on the Day of Grant's Second Inauguration, 1873." It depicts the fourth and final White House Stable as it was initially built in 1871. Waddell painted this as a part of his "An Artist Visits the White House Past" series, commissioned by the White House Historical Association. ***Interior use only for publications***