A charming socialite who knows how to throw a party.
Dorothy Hancock is an example of the wife of a famous man whose own story is rarely told. She is in many ways the quintessential upper-class lady of the 18th century colonies; attractive, witty and poised, she was the ideal mate for an 18th century gentleman and she turned many heads. John Hancock’s aunt had always hoped to see the two of them wed and her aspirations were finally realized in 1775.
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Dorothy Hancock portrait by John Singleton Copley from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston- This elegant portrait, which once hung in her house is accompanied on the website by a brief biography.