Peter Boylston Adams?

  • John Singleton Copley, Peter Boylston Adams?, ca. 1765-1770, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.7

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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.

Title
Peter Boylston Adams?
Artists
Date
ca. 1765-1770
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Adams, Peter Boylston – bust
Object Number
1999.27.7
Palette
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