Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Love Story


John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy on August 28, 1775.  On a recent visit to the Dorothy Quincy Homestead, I inquired about an etching I observed on a window.  John Hancock apparently took Dorothy Quincy's diamond ring and etched the glass with: "You I love and you alone".  His nickname for her was "Dolly."  This famous colonial couple had 2 children who both died at a young age.  Dolly outlived John.
The paintings, by John Singleton Copley, are from the MFA, Boston.  Thank you for stopping by.  (Travel Tuesday will resume next Tuesday.)

J

1 comment:

DAG said...

Nice job Slim. You've captured that etching beautifully.