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image of Colonel William Fitch and His Sisters Sarah and Ann Fitch John Singleton Copley (painter)
American, 1738 - 1815
Colonel William Fitch and His Sisters Sarah and Ann Fitch, 1800/1801
oil on canvas
overall: 257.8 x 340.4 cm (101 1/2 x 134 in.) framed: 283.9 x 365.8 x 11.1 cm (111 3/4 x 144 x 4 3/8 in.)
Gift of Eleanor Lothrop, Gordon Abbott, and Katharine A. Batchelder
1960.4.1
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From the Tour: John Singleton Copley
Object 11 of 12

1801"Exhibition of Paintings, &c. At the Royal Academy, Somerset-Place." St. James Chronicle, or British Evening Post (7-9 May 1801): 4.
1801"Royal Exhibition. Number VI." Oracle, and The Daily Advertiser (7 May 1801): 3.
1801"Royal Acadmy, III". The Morning Herald (1 May 1801): 2.
1801"Royal Academy". The Morning Herald (27 April 1801): 3.
1829Boston Atheneum, Exh. cat. 1829: no. 47. [See Perkins and Gavin 1980, 39, as Col. W. Fitch, Taking Leave of His Sisters, Before Embarking With His Regiment for Actual Service, lent by J. Lloyd.
1867Tuckerman, Henry T. Book of the Artists. New York and London, 1867: 72.
1873Perkins, Augustus Thorndike. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1873: 54.
1882Amory, Martha Babcock. The Domestic and Artistic Life of John Singleton Copley, R.A.. Boston, 1882: 193, 195-196, 202-203.
1905Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their Work from its Foundation in 1769 to 1904. 8 vols. London, 1905-1906, 2:159.
1915Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 104.
1966Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 2:362, 388, 419-420.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 44, repro., as Colonel Fitch and His Sisters.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 394, color repro. 395.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 136, repro.
1981Williams 1981, 31, repro. 34.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 390, no. 556, color repro., as Colonel Fitch and His Sisters.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 151, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 81-87, color repro. 83.

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