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Thomas Hancock

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Provenance

1730, the sitter (1703-1764), Boston; 1764, by inheritance to his wife, Lydia Henchman Hancock (1714-1777); 1776, by descent to the nephew of the sitter, John Hancock (1737-1793); 1793, by inheritance to his wife, Dorothy Quincy Hancock (1747-1830). By 1919, Lydia Bowman Baker Edwards (Mrs. Orray) Taft (1848-1937), Milton, Mass.; by 1935, by descent to her son, Ray Baker Taft (born 1880), Hingham, Mass.; 1938, by descent to his sister, Ellyn Lithgow Edwards (1872-1962), York, Me.; 1964, with Vose Galleries, Boston; 1964, sold by Vose Galleries to Miss Amelia Peabody, Boston; 1965, gift of Miss Amelia Peabody to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody

1730

Dimensions

76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

65.1664

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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