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Oil painting of the John Hancock House on Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Gilt wood frame.
oil paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
Front left bottom corner: "FURNEAUX"
Reverse Top Stretcher: [paper label] "Kaminski / May / 35181" [paper label] "A2466" [written] "A2466" [paper label] "
Reverse Bottom Frame: [paper label] "The original "HANCOCK HOUSE" was built in / 1737 by Thomas Hancock, an eminent Boston mer- / chant of his day, on the site now covered by 29 / and 30 Beacon street. / In this house, for which much of the wood- / work and stone was sent here from England, Han- / cock resided until the day of his death in 1764. / After the death of his widow in 1776, it became / the property and home of their distinguished / nephew, John Hancock, the patriot, whose bold au- / tograph was the first affixed to the Declaration / of Independence." [paper label] "John Hancock lived in the house until his / death, in 1795 (sic), which occurred while he was fill- / ing the high office of Governor of the Common- / wealth of Massachusetts. During the siege of Bos- / ton, the Hancock house was a British military / headquarters, and subsequently it was the scene / of generous hospitality bestowed by its wealthy / owner on his distinguished friends. / The old house was torn down in 1863." (Signed and paper labels)
Subject of painting John Hancock House (Boston, Mass.),
Furneaux, Charles (Painter)
22 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)