Peter Boylston Adams?
ca. 1765-1770 John Singleton Copley Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1738 Died: London, England 1815 oil on copper image (oval): 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (7.8 x 6.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.7 Not currently on view
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This miniature is thought to show Peter Boylston Adams, who was born in Norfolk, Massachusetts, in 1738. Peter was the brother of the second president of the United States, John Adams, and a captain in the Revolutionary War. He married Mary Crosby in 1768, and this miniature may have been painted to commemorate their wedding.
Portrait male - Adams, Peter Boylston - bust
painting - miniature
paint - oil
metal - copper
About John Singleton Copley
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1738 Died: London, England 1815