Mrs. Morris and the Philipse Family, American Loyalists

@article{Simmons1965MrsMA,
  title={Mrs. Morris and the Philipse Family, American Loyalists},
  author={Richard C. Simmons},
  journal={Winterthur Portfolio},
  year={1965},
  volume={2},
  pages={14 - 26}
}
In April, 1771, John Singleton Copley received a number of promises for commissions that encouraged him to visit New York City. Mrs. Roger Morris and other New Yorkers engaged "to have our Pictures drawn by Mr. Copley, agreable to the Sizes set opposite to our Names." 1 Although Mrs. Morris chose a bust-length portrait at this time, the half-length without hands that Copley painted between May and December of 1771 indicates a later change of mind. This portrait, now at Winterthur, reflects the… 

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