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Joseph Green

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Copley was well aware of Europe's fashion for pastel portraits. In 1762-taking a bold step for a young, provincial painter-Copley wrote to one of the medium's leading practitioners, Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard, asking him to send a box of the "very best [pastels] that can be got." Copley's...

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Inscription

Center right: JSC/1767 [JSC in monogram]

Provenance

The artist; the sitter; to Gideon Snow, Boston, the sitter's nephew; to Rev. Theodore W. Snow, his son; to Miss H. Elizabeth Snow, Pomfret, Conn., his daughter; to MFA, 1925, purchased for $1,200.

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund

1767

Dimensions

60.64 x 45.4 cm (23 7/8 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.50

Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper mounted on canvas

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pastels