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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Izard (Alice Delancey)

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Copley left America on June 10, 1774, as the increasing political turmoil in the colonies placed the artist in a precarious position between his Whig and Tory patrons. After spending several weeks in England, Copley made his way to Italy. There he was sought out by Ralph Izard, a wealthy...

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Provenance

1775, the artist; 1824, sold by Copley's widow to the sitters' grandson, Dr. Gabriel Manigault (1788-1834), Charleson, S. C.; by 1889, descended in the Manigault family to Dr. Gabriel Edward Manigault (1833-1899), Charleston; 1903, sold by the estate of Dr. Gabriel Edward Manigault to the MFA for $7,250. (Accession Date: April 28, 1903)

Credit Line

Edward Ingersoll Brown Fund

1775

Dimensions

Overall: 174.6 x 223.5cm (68 3/4 x 88in.) Framed: 203.2 x 254 x 10.2 cm (80 x 100 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1033

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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