Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(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

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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.