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Elizabeth Greenleaf  1754

by John Singleton Copley

While there is no doubt of Copley's innate talent, these portraits give new meaning to the term precocious. About the age of fifteen, with no formal training and very little art to study, Copley not only could paint but also knew that his patrons would be best served with accurate but richly embellished likenesses. The handsome siblings, offspring of John and Priscilla Bro...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art