Self-portrait miniature

Artist: John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)

Date: 1769

Medium: Watercolor on ivory

Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.3 x 2.7 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, by exchange, Anonymous Gift, and Virginia Marvin Stoughton Bequest, 2006

Accession Number: 2006.235.32

Description

Copley presumably painted this miniature along with a nearly identical pastel portrait (1769, Winterthur Museum, Delaware), for his wife, Suzannah Clarke, as a wedding gift.

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