Copley owed his living to this new class, whose wealth supported the artists, writers, and educators of the colonies. He had joined the elite not long before, through his marriage to Susanna Clarke, daughter of a prominent Boston merchant. The union literally moved Copley up in the world, where he and "Sukey" bought property on Beacon Hill, above downtown Boston.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
- ca. 1770-1772
50 x 40 in. (127.0 x 101.6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Diane and Norman Bernstein
- Mediums Description
- oil on canvas
- Occupation – industry – fishing
- Portrait male – Hooper, Robert, Jr.
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