12. AMERICAN REVOLUTION - HANCOCK, John. The Honble. John Hancock. of Boston in New-England; President of the American Congress. [Done from an Original Picture Painted by Littleford] [London: C. Shepherd, 25 October 1775]. Mezzotint portrait (sheet size: 136x240 mm). Condition: cut to edge of the image on three sides, title panel cut down with loss, old tape.
a striking and very rare mezzotint portrait of john hancock as president of the continental congress.
This portrait was already highly valued in 1904, when S. V. Henkels described the Hampton L. Carson copy of this print as being “of extreme rarity.” That copy sold for $120 -- an enormous sum in 1904. Cresswell The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints 102; Carson Collection [sale catalog] lot 3189; Russell ENA III, 5.
est. $1000 – £1500