Version I: As
shown. Collection: Library of Congress.
in: The Boston Magazine, April 1784 (Boston:
Norman, White, and Freeman).
design, apart from the Peale likeness of Washington, is patterned
on an engraved likeness of Montesquieu prepared by Noel Le Mire
as a frontispiece for Montesquieu's Le Temple de Gnide (Paris, 1772).
(Wick, p. 93, citing Beverly Orlove, doctoral fellow, National Museum of American Art.)
and his partners began publishing The Boston Magazine in
1783 and sold their interest in July 1784. (Wick)