Born in 1738, John Singleton Copley lived in his native home of Boston until 1774, when he was lured to London. During this period, many of New England’s most prominent citizens visited his studio in Beacon Hill to have their portraits painted. How did Copley, who was loath to take a political stance, represent Boston’s elite and America’s founders on the eve of the Revolution? Join graduate student lecturer Rachel Kase as we study the career of this talented artist through the MFA’s outstanding collection of Copley’s work.