Print (Engraving)

  • Title:

    The Hon.\ble JOHN HANCOCK. Esq.\r

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Paul Revere Jr. (Engraver)

    John Singleton Copley (Painter)

    Isaiah Thomas (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1774-1774

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Hand colored, Line engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1976.0238


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1976.0238

Object Name

Print (Engraving)

Title

The Hon.\ble JOHN HANCOCK. Esq.\r

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Paul Revere Jr. (Engraver)
12/21/1734-05/10/1818
Paul Revere, son of a silversmith with the same name, apprenticed to his father in 1747. His father died in 1754, before Paul could complete his training. Although he was legally too young to inherit the business, he remained active there until he was twenty one, when he assumed control. During the ensuing five decades, Revere and his employees produced hundreds of household, personal, ceremonial, and commemorative silver artifacts for well-to-do Bostonians. Revere's daybooks record that he fabricated twenty-five ladles between 1781 and 1797, calling them tureen ladle, soup ladle, and in one instance, scalloped tureen ladle. For the most part, he made one in any given year, except for 1795, when he fashioned five, and 1796, when he made six.

John Singleton Copley (Painter)
07/03/1738-09/09/1815

Isaiah Thomas (Publisher)
01/19/1749-1831
Isaiah Thomas was a minuteman and patriot printer who, over his lifetime, published over 400 titles, including The Massachusetts Spy. He was also the author of The History of Printing in America with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers, 2 vols. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1810), and established the American Antiquarian Society in 1812. References: American National Biography; Encycopaedia Britannica; www.assumption.edu/ahc/1770s/print/isaiahthomasbio.html (for biography before and during the Revolution).

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1774-1774

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; P Revere Sc

Subjects

Portrait; Allegory

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Hand colored, Line engraved

Dimensions (inches)

8.3 (H) , 4.9 (W) , 4.1 (Image H) , 3.7 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

21 (H) , 12.4 (W) , 4.1 (Image H) , 3.7 (Image W)

Publisher Summary

Thomas, Isaiah

Publication Date

03//1774

Place of Publication

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

Frontispiece from The Royal American Magazine, or, Universal Repository of Instruction and Amusement, vol. 1, no. 5. (Boston: Isaiah Thomas, March 1774).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Brigham, Clarence S. 1954 Paul Revere's Engravings.
See pp. 82-4, pl. 34.