Version I: As shown. Collection: American Antiquarian Society.
Published in: (i) [As "John Dryden"] Nathaniel Low, An Astronomical Diary, or an Almanack for . . . 1773 (Boston: John Kneeland, 1773); (ii) [As "Samuel Adams"] The New-England Primer Improved (Hartford: Nathaniel Patten, 1777); and (iii) [As shown: "George Washington, Esq."] The American Primer; or Young Child's Horn-Book (Newfield, Conn.: Lazarus Beach, 1799).
Notes: This relief cut was originally created and used in Boston as a likeness of English writer John Dryden, based on an English engraving of Godfrey Kneller's portrait of Dryden, which was painted before 1723. In 1777 the relief cut was re-used in Hartford as a likeness of Samuel Adams. Finally, in 1799 it was used again in Newfield, Conn., with the caption "George Washington, Esq."