JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY
(1738 - 1815) was an American painter, born presumably in Boston, Massachusetts and a son of Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Irish. He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. His paintings were innovative in their tendency to depict artifacts relating to these individuals' lives.
The child in the works of Copley:
John Singleton Copley, Young Lady with a Bird and Dog, 1767, Oil on canvas
John Singleton Copley, The Sitwell Children,1787, oil on canvas
John Singleton Copley, Portrait of the Copley Family, 1776, Oil on Canvas
John Singleton Copley, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck, 1771, oil on canvas