Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 23 May 1813

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philadelphia May 23d 1813


I have commenced the publication of a series of engraved portraits of the eminent men of our country by Mr Edwin & Leney in their best style.

Have the goodness to inform me whether there is an approved likeness of yourself, who painted by, & in whose possession it is.

I think I have understood Mr Rembrandt Peale has some time ago obtained your permission to sit for a portrait.

Hoping to hear from you on the subject,

I remain, dear sir, With great respect Your obed. sert
Joseph Delaplaine
South west Corner 7th & Chesnut streets

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 May 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Delaplaine, Joseph; letters from search
  • Delaplaine, Joseph; publishes engraved portraits search
  • Edwin, David; engraver search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Portraits; R. Peale’s painting search
  • Leney, William Satchwell; engraver search
  • Peale, Rembrandt; portrait of TJ search