Overview

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Inscription

lower right: JSCopley / 1779

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Possibly (Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 23 May 1865, no. 130, bought in).[1] (Henry Graves & Co., London).[2] Susan Greene Amory Dexter [Mrs. Franklin Gordon Dexter, 1840-1924], Boston, the artist's great-granddaughter;[3] her son, Gordon Dexter [1864-1937], Boston;[4] his widow, Isabella Hunnewell Dexter [c. 1871-1968], Boston;[5] gift 1947 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1949
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1949.
1958
A Salute to William Pitt; An Exhibition of Art and Letters Honoring the First Earl of Chatham, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1958-1959, no. 8.
1965
John Singleton Copley, 1738-1815, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965-1966, no. 71.
1968
The Age of Queen Charlotte 1744-1818, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1968, no. 3.
1976
American Painting of the Revolutionary Period, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1976, no. 31.
1976
The Eye of Thomas Jefferson, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, no. 66.
1991
Zeichen der Freiheit: Das Bild der Republik in der Kunst des 16. bis 20. Jahrhunderts [Emblems of Liberty: The Image of the Republic in the Art of the 16th to the 20th Century], Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland, 1991, no. 318, repro.
1993
Picturing History: American Painting 1770-1930, The IBM Gallery, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, 1993-1994, no. 22, repro.
2000
The Revolutionary War: Founding the New Nation, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, 2000, unnumbered catalogue, repro.

Bibliography

1910
Bayley, Frank W. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1910: 34.
1915
Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 76.
1958
A Salute to William Pitt; An Exhibition of Art and Letters Honoring the First Earl of Chatham. Exh. cat. Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1958-1959: no. 8.
1965
John Singleton Copley, 1738-1815. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965-1966: no. 71.
1966
Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 2:275-291, 437-439, fig. 404.
1968
The Age of Queen Charlotte 1744-1818. Exh. cat. Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1968: no. 3.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 44, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 394, fig. 568, color repro.
1976
American Painting of the Revolutionary Period. Exh. cat. Baltimore Museum of Art, 1976: no. 31. [See Maryland Heritage - Five Baltimore Institutions Celebrate the American Bicentennial Baltimore, 1976: 74, repro.
1976
The Eye of Thomas Jefferson. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976: no. 66.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 136, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 31, color repro. 47.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 390, no. 553, color repro.
1991
Zeichen der Freiheit; Das Bild der Republik in der Kunst des 16. bis 20. Jahrhunderts. Exh. cat. Kunstmuseum, Bern, 1991: no. 318.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 151, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 71-76, repro. 73.

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