John Adams, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to the Dutch Republic, 1782
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Engraving drawn from life in 1782 by the Amsterdam engraver, Reinier Vinkeles, and published by William Holtrop as a frontispiece in the Dutch translation of Adams' “Novanglus” essays (see the description under the
Dutch Translation of John Adams' “Novanglus” Letters, 1782 facing page 32next illustration
). On a double page at the end of the volume Holtrop advertised a separate folio engraving of Adams, “met alle zulke Ornamenten
als het Afbeeldsel van deezen grooten Man waardig zyn” (“with all such ornaments worthy of embellishing the likeness of this great man”). The advertisement also announced publication of a similar engraving of George Washington.
Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.