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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 David. John Singleton Copley, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966, pp. xx, 379, fig. 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