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John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Mrs. John Scollay (Mercy Greenleaf) (detail), 1763. Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 28 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, purchased with funds from Judith and James Pizzagalli, Marna and Charles Davis, Christine and Robert Stiller, and Heidi and Peter Graham. Image courtesy Shelburne Museum.
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738-1815), John Scollay (detail), 1760. Oil on canvas, 36 ¼ x 29 ¾ in. Museum purchase, acquired from Harry Shaw Newman, The Old Print Shop. 1959-275.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Join Museum director Tom Denenberg to learn about an exciting new acquisition for Shelburne Museum’s American painting collection and the intriguing circumstances that led to the reunion of a long-separated couple. The evening will be a tale of revolutionary Boston, featuring the young John Singleton Copley and his portraits of Mercy Greenleaf and John Scollay.