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.
Peter Boylston Adams?
- ca. 1765-1770
- Not on view
- image (oval): 3 1⁄8 x 2 1⁄2 in. (7.8 x 6.2 cm)
- Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Mediums Description
- oil on copper
- Portrait male – Adams, Peter Boylston – bust
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