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image of Anne Fairchild Bowler (Mrs. Metcalf Bowler) John Singleton Copley (painter)
American, 1738 - 1815
Anne Fairchild Bowler (Mrs. Metcalf Bowler), c. 1763
oil on canvas
overall: 127.2 x 102.2 cm (50 1/16 x 40 1/4 in.) framed: 142.9 x 118.1 x 4.4 cm (56 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of Louise Alida Livingston
1968.1.1
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From the Tour: John Singleton Copley
Object 3 of 12

1873Perkins, Augustus T. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1873: 38.
1874Possibly Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, Exh. cat. Cincinnati, 1874: no. 318, as unidentified Copley Portrait.
1890"Contributions to the Loan Exhibitions for the Year 1889." Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts. Fourteenth Annual Report. Boston, 1890: 46.
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: 16, no. 147.
1895Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings with a Summary of other Works of Art, Exhibited on the Second Floor. Boston, 1895: 17, no. 155.
1910Bayley, Frank W. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1910: 22.
1915Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 64.
1930Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "John Singleton Copley." The Antiquarian 15 (December 1930): 116.
1936An Exhibition of Paintings by John Singleton Copley. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1936-1937: no. 24.
1938Parker, Barbara Neville and Anne Bolling Wheeler. John Singleton Copley: American Portraits in Oil, Pastel, and Miniature with Biographical Sketches. Boston, 1938: 42-43, pl. 37.
1944American Portraits by American Painters. Exh. cat. Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1944: no. 7.
1963American Art from American Collections. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1963: no. 181.
1965John Singleton Copley, 1738-1815. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965-1966: no. 18.
1966Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 1:38, 103, 156-157, 210, fig. 119.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 44, repro., Mrs. Metcalf Bowler.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 391, fig. 564.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 13, no. 3, color repro.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 135, repro.
1981Williams 1981, repro. 21, 22.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 387, no. 549, color repro., as Mrs. Metcalf Bowler.
1986Yarnall and Gerdts 1986, 1: 826, no. 19985.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 52, no. 3, color repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 148, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 28-30, color repro. 29.

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