THOMAS CHEESMAN (1760-c. 1820)
after John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Stipple engraving, 1796
Height 80.58, sub height 64.6, width 44.4 cm


Boglewood: 1801
Hart:  104


Source image:
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 Cheesman.

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