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

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1789

Location Note

Transparencies: Library and Archives; Prints: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St. and Beacon Hill

GUSN

GUSN-196717

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
houses
dwellings
historic houses
statesmen
governors
commons
prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001599
AccessID 2600
Other identifier HNEDID-001599

Physical Description

1 engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1100.002

Places

Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Hill, Samuel, ca. 1766-1803 (Engraver)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Other People

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Subjects

Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Transparencies: Library and Archives; Prints: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St. and Beacon Hill

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Library of Congress online catalog, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004670237, accessed 2010-07-06.