Is new category ok for subject of portrait artist John Singleton Copley?

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[[Category: Portrait by John Singleton Copley]]--is this an acceptable category?

It is for Lucretia Chandler of Boston, Massachusetts (Chandler-2167) who married John Murr(a)y of Rutland, Massachusetts in 1761.

Were either of these people famous?
WikiTree profile: Lucretia Murray
in WikiTree Help by Marj Adams G2G6 Mach 4 (40.2k points)

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A very good question and the WikiTree Help Page on this is not clear on this:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Categorization

The problem lies in what is the Parent High Category for your category.  Possibly American Artists or American Painters or both. Both of which Copley is already under as an individual.  I looked for an appropriate Parent Category, but was stymied there.

Possibly just an addition to Lucretia's Profile along the line.

Lucretia's portrait was painted in 1769 by noted American Artist [[Copley-487|John Singleton Copley]].

This would then send them to his Profile where life and work is  represented and would give the viewer a better sense than just a category.

Also found this on her portrait which gives the date of the portrait as wel for a source. http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_1969.37_WOR

Hope this helps you.  To get more help, repost your question with the tag categorization.

Also found this on a John Murray (McMorrah) of Rutland.  You have to scroll through it a bit.  http://history.rays-place.com/books/htone/rutland.htm
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (178k points)
edited by LJ Russell
Had some T-Storms come through last night and had to shut my computer down.  I wanted to add that this sounds more like the creation of a Free Space Page.

Since this is more visual than Categories which are data driven, you could create a Free Space Page where you can add the image of Lucretia's portrait and other members can add their images as well. A virtual gallery of Profiles of those on WikiTree who have had their portrait done by Copley.

I would contact the Profile Manger of John Copley's Profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Copley-487 to get their view on this and possible collaboration on this.

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