Watercolor on ivory; 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.3 x 2.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10024.
Self-Portrait Miniature, 1769
The disarrayed condition of the colonies in 1764 — economies and societies in flux with changes wrought by war, governments trying simultaneously to adjust to international peace and cope with the effects of Indian insurrections — helps explain how the colonists reacted to British efforts to reform imperial relations.… But the single most significant factor was the depression that by 1764 had fastened a clammy grip on trade in every colony, and which would not fully release it until the decade had ended.