National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Epes Sargent John Singleton Copley (painter)
American, 1738 - 1815
Epes Sargent, c. 1760
oil on canvas
overall: 126.6 x 101.7 cm (49 13/16 x 40 1/16 in.) framed: 144.8 x 118.1 cm (57 x 46 1/2 in.)
Gift of the Avalon Foundation
1959.4.1
On View
From the Tour: John Singleton Copley
Object 2 of 12

1863Catalogue of Pictures lent to the Sanitary Fair for Exhibition. Together with Cataolgue of Paintings and Statuary, of the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston., Exh. cat. Boston Atheneum, 1863: 13, no. 140.
1864Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary exh. for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Exh. cat. Boston Athenaeum, 1864: 117, no. 338.
1867Tuckerman, Henry T. Book of the Artists. 1867. 5th ed. 1870. Reprint. New York, 1966: 73.
1871Catalogue of the Forty-Seventh Exhibition of Paintings at the Athenaeum Gallery, Exh. cat. 2nd ed. Boston, 1871: 10, no. 238.
1873Perkins, Augustus Thorndike. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1873: 16, 101-102, 105.
1892Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, With a Summary of other Works of Art, Exhibited on the Second Floor. 3rd ed. Boston, 1892: 15, no. 144.
1893Retrospective Exhibit of American Painting. Exh. cat. World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893: no. 203.
1904Isham, Samuel. "The Art of Copley." Masters in Art Boston, 1904: 5:39, pl. 7.
1909The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: American Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Other Objects of Art, The Hudson-Fulton Celebration 2. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1909: no. 8.
1911An Exhibition of Colonial Portraits, Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1911: no. 16.
1915Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 214-215.
1917An Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Exh. cat. Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1917: no. 18.
1923Sargent, Emma Worcester, and Charles Sprague Sargent. Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants. Boston and New York, 1924: 6-8, frontispiece.
1924Cortissoz, Royal. "The Field of Art." Scribner's Magazine 76 (July 1924). Reprinted as "Early American Portraiture" In Personalities in Art New York and London, 1925: 110.
1927Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr., Charles Rufus Morey, and William James Henderson. The Pageant of America. Vol. 12 The American Spirit in Art. Ralph Henry Gabriel, ed. New Haven, 1927: 10, repro. ("Painting" by Mather).
1930Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "John Singleton Copley." The Antiquarian 15 (December 1930): 118.
1936An Exhibition of Paintings by John Singleton Copley, Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1936-1937: no. 5.
1937Morgan, John Hill. "Some Notes on John Singleton Copley." Antiques 31 (March 1937): 117.
1937Shipton, Clifford K., ed. Sibley's Harvard Graduates. Vol. 5, Biographical Sketches of those who attended Harvard College in the Classes 1701-1712. Boston, 1937: 645-646, repro. opp. 645.
1938Parker, Barbara Neville and Anne Bolling Wheeler. John Singleton Copley: American Portraits in Oil, Pastel, and Miniature with Biographical Sketches. Boston, 1938: 11, 171-172, pl. 21.
1939Morgan, John Hill. John Singleton Copley. Windham, Connecticut, 1939: 12.
1940Hagen, Oskar. The Birth of the American Tradition in Art. New York, 1940: 101.
1940Lane, James W. "This Year the Carnegie National." Art News 39 (October 1940): 12, repro. 8.
1942"Reunion in Minneapolis," Art Digest 17 (15 October 1942): 15.
1949From Colony to Nation: An Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture From 1650 to the War of 1812, Exh. cat. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949: no. 29.
1950Barker, Virgil. "Copley's American Portraits." Magazine of Art 43 (March 1950): 83.
1951Walker, John. Paintings from America. Harmondsworth, England, 1951: 15, 42, pl. 2.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 9.
1962Masterpieces of Art, Exh. cat. Seattle World's Fair, 1962: no. 10.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 128, color repro.
1963Four Centuries of American Art, Exh. cat. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1963-1964: unnumbered.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 320, repro.
1965John Singleton Copley, Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965-1966: no. 14.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:392, color repro.
1966Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 1:33-34, 42, 77, 84, 156-157, 180-181, 190-191, 227-228, fig. 89.
1966Prown, Jules David. "The Art Historian and the Computer; An Analysis of Copley's Patronage 1753-1774." The Smithsonian Journal of History 1, no. 4 (1966): 27, 30.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 46, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 390, fig. 562, color repro.
1976The Classical Spirit in American Portraiture, Exh. cat. Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, 1976: no. 3.
1976American Art: 1750-1800, Towards Independence, Exh. cat. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1976: no. 11.
1976Wilmerding, John. American Art. Hammondsworth, England, and New York, 1976: 36-37, pl. 34.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 13, 44, repro.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 138, repro.
1980Perkins and Gavin 1980, 40.
1981Quick, Michael. "Princely Images in the Wilderness: 1720-1775." American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920 Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981: 19.
1981Williams 1981, repro. 13 (detail), 21, color repro. 42.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 387, no. 547, color repro.
1986Yarnall and Gerdts 1986, 1:825, nos. 19962 and 19963.
1988Fleischer, Roland E. "Emblems and Colonial American Painting." The American Art Journal 20, no. 3 (1988): 31-32, repro.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 52, repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 208, repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 147, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 24-28, color repro. 26.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 290, no. 234, color repro.

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