Lydia Lynde, John Singleton Copley - Magnet

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Lydia Lynde, John Singleton Copley - Magnet

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Lyrida Lynde, 1762-1764
John Singleton Copley  (1738-1815)

The gaze of the self-assured Lydia Lynde conveys decisiveness, yet it is likely that the artist chose his signature motifs to embellish her attire: pearls, scalloped sleeves, flowers, and translucent scarves. The oval format was a common choice for marriage portraits. Miss Lynde did not, however, marry Reverend William Walter until 1766. Research suggests the artist gave the portrait to her father, a judge who had ruled in his favor in a property dispute. 

Magnet, 3.5 x 3 inches