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European Art
Artist: Jeremiah Meyer, German, active England, 1735–1789

John Hancock (1737–1793) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress (1775–77), Governor of Mass. (1780–85)

mid to late 18th century

Watercolor on ivory

unframed: 3.81 × 3.18 cm (1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection (Acquired from Disposal Fund)
1946.304
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures
Provenance: 

Mrs. Frederick A. Savage, Baltimore, Maryland; Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; bought from the gallery, in 1929, by Mrs. Dorothy Draper Hamlen (Mrs. Paul Mascarene Hamlen), Wayland, Massachusetts; Mrs. Dorothy Draper Hamlen Collection Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 30, 1946 (49) (bought by the Garvan collection); Garvan Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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