Thistlethwaite Americana | Rare Presidential Engraving of Thomas Jefferson
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Rare Presidential Engraving of Thomas Jefferson

Engraved by Cornelius Tiebout after Rembrandt Peale Portrait

Published by Mathew Carey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stipple Engraving on Paper

Dated 1801

21.5” x 17.5”


One of the first published engravings of Thomas Jefferson as president of the United States.  This image was engraved by Cornelious Tiebout (1760-1830) after the famous Rembrandt Peale portrait. The engraving was published in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey in 1801, the year after Jefferson was elected to office. The image is boldly states Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States with lines from the Declaration of Independence below.