THOMAS COOK (1744-1818)
after Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

Engraving, 1783
eight 13.3, oval height 9.4, oval width 7.5 cm


Boglewood: 1207
Hart:  40

[Version I, broadside trimmed to show heading only]

[Version II]

Source image:
Charles Willson Peale, Type B.
Oil on canvas (1776).

T. Cook del et sculp. / General Washington. / Publish'd as the Act directs.  Augt. 21s 1783. by S. Bladon.

Version I:  (1783)  Engraved likeness with oval border as shown, without text, published in London in the heading of a broadside entitled "A Circular Letter, / from his Excellency / George Washington, / Commander in Chief of the Armies of the  /United States of America; / Addressed to the Governors of the several States, / on his resigning the Command of the Army, and retiring from public Business."  Text at foot of broadside:  "London:  Printed for S. Bladon, No 13, Pater-noster-Row."
Version II:  (1783)  As shown.
Version III:  (1792)  As shown, with title changed to "Genl. Washington. / Published by D. Brewman.  Octr. 1st. 1792."

Notes:  The Carson sale catalog reports the dimensions of Version I as "Height 4 1-16 inches; width 3 7-16 inches, including outline border" and the dimensions of the broadside sheet as "Height 18 11-16 inches; width 13 10-16 inches.

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