after Jean Duplessis-Berteaux (c. 1747-c. 1820)
after Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

Aquatint and etching, printed in color with hand coloring, 1786
Height 21.9, width 15.1, diameter 13.3, head oval height 1.6, head oval width 1.3 cm


Boglewood: 1308
Hart:  55


Source image:
Charles Wilson Peale, Type C.
Oil on canvas (1779).

Duplessis Berteaux del.--L. Roger Sculp. 1786. / Indépendence des Etats-Unis. [Then follow 14 lines of text in double column.]  À Paris chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille-Douce, Place Maubert, No. 17, vis-à-vis la rue des Portes, A. P. D. R.
On the base supporting the column: "L'Amérique / et les Mers, / ô Louis! / vous renaissent / pour leur Libérateur."  :Two palm trees with a ribbon inscribed: "En m'élevant / je m'embellis."  Bales in foreground marked: "M. L."  Medallions inscribed:"Waginston"--"Franklin"--
"Louis Seize."

Version I:  As shown. Collections:  Bibliotheque d'Art & d'Archeologie-RECON, British Museum, Brown University, Emory University, Harvard University, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Morgan Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library.

Note:  This print appeared as part of a series begun in 1786 entitled Portraits des Grands Hommes, Femmes illustres et Sujets mémorables de France.  The series was advertised in Mercure de France, November 1786, p. 44, projecting that it would be published monthly. 

The printer was Pierre Blin.  Hart states that the plate was printed partly in color and finished by hand.

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