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(FOUNDING FATHERS.) The Hon'ble John Hancock of Boston in New England, President of the American Congress. Mezzotint, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches; light conservation in margins, small inked monogram stamp on verso. London: C. Shepherd, 25 October 1775
Unlike other mezzotints produced by Shepherd for the British market early in the war, this one bears some resemblance to its subject, as it was based on a circa 1770 portrait by John Singleton Copley. However, the artist cited in the caption, Littleford, is apparently fictitious. Cresswell 102; discussed in Fowble 63.
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