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Portrait of a John Hancock

1942.1625 (RS119380)

Description

Half-length, three-quarter view portrait of John Hancock wearing blue coat with gold trim, and a wig, holding book. Oil on canvas.

Details

Maker
Reproduction of Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815 (Maker)
Date
1875-1899
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA, SUFFOLK
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Dimensions
40 x 32 1/4 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.1625
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
56712

Comments

Portrait of a John Hancock #

AvatarPosted by John on June 30, 2015
John Hancock was right handed so that is an easy way to determine that this photograph is reversed. Once the photograph is corrected this comment can be deleted.

Backwards image #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on July 2, 2015
Thank you for noticing this, John.
The image has been fixed and will appear with its proper orientation tomorrow.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager