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View of the seat of his excellency John Hancock, Esqr., Boston

GC002.01.MA.1100.002 (RS1599)

Description

Samuel Hill engraved this view of the Hancock House, which was published as the frontispiece of volume I, number VII of "The Massachusetts Magazine, or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment," in July 1789. A man leans on a fence and looks across Boston Common toward the Hancock House.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1789
Physical Description
1 engraving
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001599
AccessID: 2600
Other identifier: HNEDID-001599
GUSN
196717
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.1100.002

Record details

Originator
Hill, Samuel, ca. 1766-1803 (Engraver)
Other People
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Descriptive Terms
commons
dwellings
exterior views
governors
historic houses
houses
statesmen
Material Type
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
John Hancock House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Transparencies: Library and Archives; Prints: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St. and Beacon Hill

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