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image of Elizabeth Gray Otis (Mrs. Samuel Alleyne Otis) John Singleton Copley (painter)
American, 1738 - 1815
Elizabeth Gray Otis (Mrs. Samuel Alleyne Otis), c. 1764
oil on canvas
overall: 78.7 x 69.2 cm (31 x 27 1/4 in.) framed: 92.7 x 83.8 x 7.6 cm (36 1/2 x 33 x 3 in.)
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Robert H. Thayer
1980.11.1
On View
From the Tour: John Singleton Copley
Object 4 of 12

1854The Washington Exhibition in aid of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, at the American Art-Union Gallery, Exh. cat. New York, 1854: no. 45. [See Yarnall and Gerdts 1986, 1:828.]
1873Perkins, Augustus Thorndike. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1873: 91.
1892Bowen, Clarence Winthrop. The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States. New York, 1892: 517, repro. opp. 172.
1896Loan Collection of Portraits for the benefit of the Associated Charities and the North End Union, Exh. cat. Copley Society, Boston, 1896: no. 52.
1915Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 190.
1924Otis, William A. A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family in America. Chicago, 1924: 106, repro. 108.
1930Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "John Singleton Copley." The Antiquarian 15 (December 1930): 118, owner erroneously listed as Robert H. Gardiner.
1938Parker, Barbara Neville and Anne Bolling Wheeler. John Singleton Copley; American Portraits in Oil, Pastel, and Miniature with Biographical Sketches. Boston, 1938: 147-148, pl. 52.
1966Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 1:40, 45, 111, 160-161, 225, fig. 137.
1969Morison, Samuel Eliot. Harrison Gray Otis, 1765-1848, The Urbane Federalist. Boston, 1969: 6, 22-33, repro. 26.
1975American Portraits by John Singleton Copley. Exh. cat. Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1975-1976: no. 14.
1981Williams 1981, 22, color repro. 1.
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: 30-34, repro. 31.

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