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EDWARD SAVAGE (1761-1817)
Mezzotint engraving, 1793
Height 50.5, sub height, 45.6, width 35.4 cm

 

Boglewood: 2201
Hart: 228
Wick 33


[Version I]

 

 

Source image:
Edward Savage, Type B
Oil on canvas (c. 1790-1793)

  Text:
E. Savage pinx. et sculp. / George Washington Esqr. / President of the United States of America. / From the Original Portrait Painted at the request of the Corporation of the University of Cambridge in Massachusetts / Published June 25, 1793, by E. Savage, No. 54, Newman Street
 

Version I:  As shown. Collections: National Portrait Gallery; British Museum.
Version II:
  As shown, but before any letters.
Version III:
  As shown, but with title in open letters.

Note: The engraving was published in London.  Savage sent a copy to Washington on 6 October 1793 (together with an engraved portrait of Benjamin Franklin), writing in his accompanying letter: "I have taken the liberty to send two prints. The one done from the portrait I first sketched in black velvet, labours under some disadvantages as the Likeness was never quite finished. I hope it will meet with the approbation of yourself and Mrs. Washington as it is the first I ever published in that method of Engraving."

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