J. HANCOCK.

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J. Hancock.

Engraving, 1782.
Image size 6 1/8 x 3 3/4" (15.6 x 9.6 cm).
Good condition. Wide margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 92810
Price: $275.00
Publisher : Published in Brussels, 1781-82.
Copper engraving by J. Pelcier. Created for Michel Hilliard d'Auberteuil's "Essais Historiques et Politiques sur les Angelo-Americains."

John Hancock, 1737-1793 was a prominent merchant and statesman of Boston. He also was a Patriot during the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is best remembered for his large and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence, drawn so that King George III would be able to read his name without difficulty.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures