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Drawing by Henry M. O'Connor: Copps Hill [Boston, Massachusetts], represented by Childs Gallery

Henry M. O'Connor

American (1891-1975)

Copps Hill [Boston, Massachusetts], 1911
Pen and ink with graphite

Copp’s Hill in Boston’s North End is known for the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. It was begun in the 1660’s as a cemetery and was used as a cannon-firing base by the British in the Battle of Breed’s Hill. Titled and dated lower center: “Copps Hill / June 24.11”. In fine condition aside from very mild creasing along sheet edges, with two notebook punch holes in the upper edge.