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JOHN NORMAN
Line engraving, 1780
Height 17.0, sub height 15.2, width 9.8 cm

 

Boglewood: 3003
Hart:  761

Wick 14


 

Source image:
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  Text:
His Excy. George Washington Esqr. / Captain General of all the American Forces / J Norman Sc
 

Version I:  As shown.

Published in: An Impartial History of the War in America, between Great Britain and her Colonies, from its Commencement to the End of the Year 1979 (Boston: Coverly and Hodge, 1781), vol. 1.  Collection:  Boglewood Collection.

Notes:  The Impartial History. . . , first published in England in 1780, was republished in Boston the following year with new portrait engravings, including this one. prepared by John Norman.  Unfortunately, Norman's work was not well-received.  One writer commented, "The expense of copper plates . . . might be spared unless they could be executed in a different stile from those in the history of the American War, printed at Boston in 1781 and 82."  (Freeman's Journal, 16 January 1795. quoted in Wick, p. 88).

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