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Portrait of a Lady  1771

by John Singleton Copley

At the invitation of Captain Stephen Kemble, who had arranged a number of commissions for him, Copley came to New York by June 1771, encountering sufficient demand for his work to keep him there until Christmas of that year. Several circumstances suggest that the museum’s Portrait of a Lady may have been painted while Copley was in New York: the letter the subject is holdi...
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Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art