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Increasingly he had begun to feel that and the groundwork ing yet to writing Copley's reputation was already secure, low Americans was not a true gauge of an artist's approval by his worth. He fel- hungered The means bv which he achieved this goal was a brother, Henrv Pelham. Its exhibition in London in for recognition abroad. portrait of his half 1 766 marked the Great Divide of Copley's career. 45 c lopley's stature as a portraitist gave some of the homes finest in him access to and around Boston.

Proved it could way of life ended as He abandoned Royall House be done. But Isaac Royall's the Revolution rise his social tasteful For the western facade of Rovall House Isaac Royall create the wanted to re- handsome stonework of English Georgian architecture. in 1 775, went for England. to Halifax in Canada and there took During the war he ship tried to reclaim his But he wished to use wood instead of stone, perhaps because skilled carpenters property but the 1 failed. It changed hands several times during 9th Century and, in 1 908, was purchased and were more readily available than stonemasons.

The spartan look of the kitchen contrasts sharply with the elegance of the wainscoted dining room above. Suspended over is 1 a Queen Anne table, the brass chandelier a reproduction of a Flemish design popular in the mid- 8th Century. Copley patron. may have dined here with his Such surroundings helped whet the gracious living only men like his appetite for Rovall could afford. "* i it III' ; I «1 k 113' PB Si In •••! iit T 5 III! B <«r The east facade ot Rovall 57 House 58 Ill A Transatlantic Triumph Copley chose a good time to make Without realizing ognition in there in 766, public showings of art were London.

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