Jeremiah Lee

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)

Classification: Paintings

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.