Drawn by Francois Bonneville (deli.), after Du Simitiere /Wright. Engraved by Louis Charles Ruotte (sculp.) (1754-1806?).
Made during his lifetime!
Né en Virginie annee 1733.
Commendant en Chef des Armées
et Président du Congrès d’Amérique
Se trouve Rue du Théatre Francais
Born in Virginia year 1733
Commander in Chief Armies
and President of American Congress
To be found at Rue du Theatre Francais
Printed in Paris.
Water stain left border. Age browning along top border and some spots along right border. Light crease LL corner.
9 ¾“ x 6 ¾“ 24,50 x 17 cm.
Version I: As shown. Collection: New York Public Library. Version II: As shown, but with address changed to "Paris rue St. Jacques No. 195." Version III: As shown (Version II), but with "Congré Amériquain" changed to "Congrès d'Amerique."
Published in: Philippe Quénard, Portraits des Personages célèbres de la Révolution, vol. 1 (Paris 1796).
Notes: Hart 172 (p. 79) states that this engraving is based on Joseph Wright's Type A likeness (1790), while Wick (p. 31, fig. 46) says it is based on the likeness by Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (1779).