Attributed to HENRY PELHAM
(American, 1749-1806)
Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman
height: 1 7/16 in., width: 1 5/16 in.

Provenance: By descent in a Boston family.

Other Notes: Henry Pelham, a portraitist and an engraver, was the younger half-brother of noted American artist John Singleton Copley. When Pelham was a boy, he sat for Copley as the model for "Boy with Squirrel," a work that now can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Pelham became known in his own right both his engravings and his portrait miniatures, and as well as his miniature copies of his brother's large-format portraits.

  • Condition: Surface dirt and grime, concentrated along lower left edge; wear or shrinkage of paint along edges; chip to glass casing at top edge.

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