Self-portrait miniature, John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London), Watercolor on ivory, American

Self-portrait miniature

Artist:
John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)
Date:
1769
Culture:
American
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
Not on view
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.
Signature: [at lower right]: I S C [monogram] 1769
John Singleton Copley; his daughter, Mrs. Gardiner Greene, Boston; her grandson, the Rev. John Singleton Copley Greene, Sr., Boston; his daughter, Mary Amory Copley Greene, Boston; her nephew, Henry Copley Greene, Cambridge; his daughter, Katrine Rosalind Copley Greene, New York; her sister, Mrs. Gordon Sweet (on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971–72, and to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1972–78); Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1979.