Artist: John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)
Date: ca. 1769
Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (3.8 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939
Accession Number: 39.174
The sitter (1721-1775) commissioned this piece at the same time that Copley was painting full-length oil portraits of him and his wife, Martha Swett, for their home in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford). Another version of the miniature is owned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.