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Daniel Hubbard

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1764

Artist:

John Singleton Copley
American, 1738–1815

About this artwork

Between 1753 and 1774, John Singleton Copley painted 350 portraits, primarily of Bostonians. He was largely self-taught, his only formal training from his stepfather Peter Pelham, an English artist who specialized in mezzotint engraving. Pelham encouraged Copley to produce his own mezzotints and to learn to draw by copying English prints. By the time Daniel Hubbard (1764) and Mrs. Daniel Hubbard (Mary Greene) (c. 1764; 1947.28) were produced, the artist had established a popular portrait style featuring individualized faces and luxurious fabrics. A decade later, Copley left colonial Massachusetts for England to further his career and simultaneously escape the strong political divides among family, friends, and patrons amid the impending Revolution.

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Arts of the Americas, Gallery 167

Artist

John Singleton Copley

Title

Daniel Hubbard

Origin

England

Date

1764

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed on base of column: "John S. Copley pinx. 1764"

Dimensions

127.2 × 100.8 cm (50 1/8 × 39 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Art Institute of Chicago Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1947.27

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