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DAVID EDWIN (1776-1841)
after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

Stipple engraving, 1798
Oval height 14.6, oval width 11.6 cm

 

Boglewood: 2402
Hart: 273
Wick 54


[On satin, with text omitted or trimmed.]

 

 

Source image:
Gilbert Stuart

Oil on canvas(1796)

  Text:
T. B. Freeman Excudit--D. Edwin Sculpt / George Washington Esquire / Philadelphia Published by T. B. Freeman Febry / 12th 1798
 

Version I:  As shown, with text.  Collection:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Notes:  The only identified copy of this engraving, in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, is printed on satin, with the text either omitted in printing or trimmed. Mantle Fielding reports that the original copperplate contained the text quoted above.  (Fielding 425, p. 15; cited in Wick, p. 122)
   
This engraving, completed before 12 February 1798, represents one of the earliest engravings
by David Edwin after his arrival in Philadelphia from England in December of the previous year.  The publisher, T. B. Freeman, advertised the print "painted in colours on white Sattin" in the Federal Gazette on 8 February 1798 at a price of eight dollars. (Wick, p. 122.)


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