CHEESMAN (1760-c. 1820)
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Stipple engraving, 1796
Height 80.58, sub height 64.6, width 44.4 cm
John Trumbull, Type B
Oil on canvas (1792).
Painted by John Trumbull Esqr.--Engraved by T. Cheesman. / General
Washington. / London, Published Augt. 1. 1796, by A. C. de Poggi No.
91, New Bond Street.
Version I: As shown, without
border and lettering except "10th. 1795 by A. C. Poggi New
Bond St. London."
Version II: As shown,
before border and with address, preceding title: "London,
Published by A. C. De Poggi No. 91, New Bond Street, June 1796."
Version III: As shown.
Collection: National Portrait Gallery.
Version IV: As shown,
without date and with inscription in a different letterface.
When John Jay traveled to London
in 1794 to negotiate the peace treaty with Great Britain, John Trumbull
accompanied him. Trumbull took with him a copy of his painting
General Washington at Trenton. The publisher Antonio
di Pioggi arranged for this exceptionnally large engraving by Thomas
Hart says that this engraving is
substantially similar to Boglewood 1802, but "clearly a different plate."
He notes particularly that this image shows less of the arm and
plume of the soldier along the left margin.
2013, 2018 Boglewood Company/C. I. G.