Thomas Cheesman (engraver)

Thomas Cheesman (1760–1834) was a British engraver who worked in London.[1] He was a student of the Italian engraver Francesco Bartolozzi, who was working in London at the time.[2]

Thomas Cheesman (c. 1777)
attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi


In 1796, John Trumbull, who had brought a small version of his painting, General George Washington at Trenton, to London in 1794, supervised Cheesman in the engraving George Washington. It was noted by historian Justin Winsor as the best engraving of Trumbull's paintings and was used as the basis for several other engravings.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Thomas Cheesman". National Portrait Gallery, London.
  2. ^ Scharf, George (1888). "Thomas Cheesman". Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures, Busts, &c. in the National Portrait Gallery. National Portrait Gallery, London. p. 104.
  3. ^ Winsor, Justin (1888). "The Portraits of Washington". Narrative and Critical History of America. Vol. 7. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. pp. 568–9.
  4. ^ Cheesman, Thomas. "George Washington". Yale University Art Gallery.
  5. ^ Sizer, Theodore (1950). The Works of Colonel John Trumbull, Artist of the American Revolution. Yale University Press. p. 63.

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