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Dorothy Quincy (Mrs. John Hancock)

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Dorothy Quincy, born in Boston in 1747, was the youngest of the ten children of Judge Edmund Quincy and Elizabeth Wendell Quincy. Dorothy spent most of her early years in Braintree, Massachusetts, in a lively household, where John and Samuel Adams [L-R 30.76c], Dr. Joseph Warren [95.1366], James...

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About 1772, the sitter, Dorothy Quincy (1747-1829), who married John Hancock in 1775. Theodore Cushing, the Benning Wentworth House, Little Harbor, N.H.; by 1873, Harriet A. Cushing, Little Harbor, N. H.; by 1890, by descent to the great-granddaughter of Theodore Cushing, Mary L. Rose (Mrs. George S. Rose), Boston; by 1896, Estate of Mrs. George S. Rose; 1915, by inheritance to her granddaughter, Anne Rose Bowen; [Anne Rose Bowen became Mrs. Atherton Loring in 1927]; 1975, partial purchase and gift of Mrs. Anne B. Loring to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 12, 1975)

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Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and Gift of Mrs. Anne B. Loring

about 1772


127.32 x 100.65 cm (50 1/8 x 39 5/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas