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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 917

Attributed to John Singleton Copley

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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(Massachusetts/British, 1737-1815)

Portrait studies for The Death of the Earl of Chatham, after the painting held by The Tate Gallery on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London, oil over graphite on canvas, 17-1/2 x 27 in.; unframed

Note: There is a sketch for Death of the Earl of Chatham mentioned by Prown as a "Sketch for, Copy, Or Replica. Unlocated/Provenance: Lyman H. Tasker, Greenwood, Mass., 1915./Bibliography: Perkins, Supplement, p.15; Bayley, p.76; Art In America XXXVIII (Dec. 1950), 240." This painting offered here may be the one formerly owned by Lyman Tasker.

Reference: Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley: In England, 1774-1815. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Univ. Press, 1966, Vol. II, p. 438.

Bayley, Frank W., and Augustus Thorndike Perkins. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley, Founded on the Work of Augustus Thorndike Perkins. Boston: Taylor Press, 1915. p. 76

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, 2003


lined with paste and linen, restretched on old stretcher, retouch in two periods