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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H22
People
John Singleton Copley, American (Boston, MA 1738 - 1815 London, England)
Thomas Hancock (1703 - 1764)
Frame by Unidentified American Framemaker
Title
Thomas Hancock (1703-1764)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1764-1766
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
242.7 x 150.9 cm (95 9/16 x 59 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Commissioned by the sitter's nephew, John Hancock, at the request of the College, 1764-1766.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of John Hancock, nephew of Thomas Hancock, to Harvard College, 1766
Accession Year
1766
Object Number
H22
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

The Paintings of John Singleton Copley, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 12/22/1936 - 02/14/1937

Early Science at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1969 - 02/01/1970

Paul Revere's Boston 1735-1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/18/1975 - 10/12/1975

Process and Paradox: The Historical Pictures of John Singleton Copley, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/08/2004 - 08/29/2004

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017

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