A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic

April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013

Judith Sargent Murray 1751–1820
John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)
Oil on canvas, c. 1769–72
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Illinois
Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East, Alcove in American Origins Floor Plan

Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the important achievements of women during this period and the early efforts to gain gender equality in America. Judith Murray is on loan from the Terra Foundation for American Art (TFAA),