American Colonial Era Painter, 1738-1815
John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815) was an American painter, born presumably in Boston, Massachusetts and a son of Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Irish. He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. His paintings were innovative in their tendency to depict artifacts relating to these individuals' lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miffin (Sarah Morris) (Thomas Mifflin)
Oil on ticking
61 x 48" (154.9 x 121.9 cm)