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Provenance

Dr. James Lloyd [1728-1810], Boston, or his son, James Lloyd [1769-1831], Boston;[1] John Borland [1792-1876], Boston, nephew of James Lloyd;[2] his sons, John Nelson Borland [1828-1890] and M. Woolsey Borland [1824-1909], who bought his brother's share;[3] his granddaughter, Katharine Tiffany Abbott [Mrs. Gordon Abbott, 1872-1948], Boston; her children, Katharine Abbott Batchelder [Mrs. George L. Batchelder, 1899-1977], Beverly, Massachusetts, Gordon Abbott [1904-1973], Manchester, Massachusetts, and Eleanor Abbott Lothrop [Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop, 1900-1992], Boston; gift 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1801
Royal Academy, London, 1801, no. 21, as Portraits of the late Col. Fitch and the Misses Fitches.
1829
Boston Atheneum, 1829, no. 47.
1898
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1898-1907.
1944
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1944-1960.

Bibliography

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 Academy". The Morning Herald (27 April 1801): 3.
1801
"Royal Acadmy, III". The Morning Herald (1 May 1801): 2.
1801
"Royal Exhibition. Number VI." Oracle, and The Daily Advertiser (7 May 1801): 3.
1829
Boston 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.
1867
Tuckerman, Henry T. Book of the Artists. New York and London, 1867: 72.
1873
Perkins, Augustus Thorndike. A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1873: 54.
1882
Amory, Martha Babcock. The Domestic and Artistic Life of John Singleton Copley, R.A.. Boston, 1882: 193, 195-196, 202-203.
1905
Graves, 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.
1915
Bayley, Frank W. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, 1915: 104.
1966
Prown, Jules David. John Singleton Copley. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966: 2:362, 388, 419-420.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 44, repro., as Colonel Fitch and His Sisters.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 394, color repro. 395.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 136, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 31, repro. 34.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 390, no. 556, color repro., as Colonel Fitch and His Sisters.
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: 81-87, color repro. 83.

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