COPLEY, John Singleton
(b. 1738, Boston, d. 1815, London)
Mrs Joshua Henshaw II (Catherine Hill)c. 1772
Oil on canvas, 77 x 56 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Copley was an American portraitist and history painter who moved to London in 1774 and remained there for the rest of his life, apart from some trips to Europe. The present painting dates from his American years, it is typical of his American style.