Copley Family image

Copley Family Portrait

Paula Petrik, Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University


The American Revolution not only changed the nation’s form of government but also marked alterations in its views on other matters, including architecture, clothing styles, and the family. The John Singleton Copley’s portrait of his own family limns some of these changes. Pass your mouse over the image to find hotspots; click the hotspot to zoom in on a detail and find additional questions.

Updated | April 2004