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PIERRE ADRIEN LE BEAU (1748-1804)
after Claude-Louis Desrais (1746-1782)
after "Alexander Campbell"

Etching, date unknown
Height 16.4, subheight 15.9, width 10.3, oval height 8.6, oval width 6.8 cm


 

Boglewood: 2817
Hart: 747

 

Source image:
"Alexander Campbell," Type A.
Unknown medium (1775).



 

Text:
Georges Washington, Esqr. / Général en chef de l'Armée Anglo-Amériquaine / nomé Dictateur par le Congrès en Fevrier 1777 / Desrais del--Le Beau Sculp / è Paris chez Esnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques à la ville de Coutances.

 

Version I:  As shown.  Collections:  Library of Congress, New York Public Library.

Note: Compare Boglewood 2814, also published by Esnauts et Rapilly with substantially the same text and a generally similar "Alexander Campbell" pose.  Yet the two images, by different artists, offer significantly different likenesses of Washington.  Perhaps Le Beau's likeness was also influenced by the Peale or Trumbull images.

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