ca. 1825 Thomas Edwards Born: London, England 1795 Died: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1869 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 4.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1963.9.4 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
R. M. Copeland was from Roxbury, Massachusetts, and wrote an article published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1859 called “Country Life.” He served as quartermaster in Colonel George H. Gordon’s Second Massachusetts Regiment in the summer of 1861. By October of that year, Copeland was serving as acting assistant adjutant general to General Banks, stationed at Darnestown, Maryland.
Portrait male - Copeland, R.M. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor