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image of Abigail Smith Babcock (Mrs. Adam Babcock) John Singleton Copley (painter)
American, 1738 - 1815
Abigail Smith Babcock (Mrs. Adam Babcock), c. 1774
oil on canvas
overall: 116.8 x 90.8 cm (46 x 35 3/4 in.) framed: 140.3 x 115.9 x 7 cm (55 1/4 x 45 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Robert Low Bacon
1985.20.1
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From the Tour: John Singleton Copley
Object 6 of 12

1903Babcock, Stephen. Babcock Genealogy. New York, 1903: 67-68, repro. opp. 80.
1907Updike, Wilkins. A History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island. 2nd ed. Boston, 1907: 2:v, repro. opp. 58.
1910Bayley, Frank W. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1910: 23.
1914Letters & Papers of John Singleton Copley and Henry Pelham, 1739-1776. Boston, 1914. Reprint. New York, 1970: 313.
1915Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 48.
1917An Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Exh. cat. Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1917: no. 9.
1930Bolton, Theodore and Harry Lorin Binsse. "John Singleton Copley." The Antiquarian 15 (December 1930): 116.
1938Parker, Barbara Neville and Anne Bolling Wheeler. John Singleton Copley, American Portraits in Oil, Pastel, and Miniature, with Biographical Sketches. Boston, 1938: 31, pl. 120.
1966Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 1:92, 156-157, 208, fig. 334.
1969Miller, Hope Ridings. Great Houses of Washington, D.C.. New York, 1969: repro. 154, 157.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 13
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 135, repro.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 54, repro.
1991Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin. Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. New Haven, London, and Hartford, 1991-1992: 104-106, no. 3.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 149, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 40-43, color repro. 41.

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