Peter Boylston Adams?

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.

Title
Peter Boylston Adams?
Artist
Date
ca. 1765-1770
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image (oval): 3 182 12 in. (7.86.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on copper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Adams, Peter Boylston – bust
Object Number
1999.27.7
Palette
Linked Open Data
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