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Inscription

lower center in graphite: 4/3; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: Prince of Wales

Provenance

John Singleton Copley, Jr., Lord Lyndhurst; the valet of Lord Lyndhurst; (Vose Galleries, Boston); purchased by the University of Virginia, Museum of Fine Arts; purchased by William B. O'Neal, Charlottesville, VA, 1954-1994; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1961
Drawings from the Collection of William B. O'Neal, University of Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Charlottesville, March 5-25, 1961, no. 11.
1971
Master Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond and tour, 1971-1972.
Bibliography
1961
Drawings from the Collection of William B. O'Neal, University of Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Charlottesville, 1961, 11
1966
Prown, Jules D. John Singleton Copley. Cambridge, Mass., 1966: II: xx, 379, pl. 666 (as Study for George IV (as Prince of Wales).
1970
Frankenstein, Alfred. The World of Copley, 1738-1815. New York, 1970: 158, 186.
1993
NGA O'Neal 1993, checklist 89