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Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Fleeing Mother and Child; verso: Wounded Soldier holding a Musket)

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The artist until 1815; his son, John Singleton Copley, Jr., Lord Lyndhurst, until 1863; Lyndhurst Library sale, February 26-27, 1864; to Graves; Weyhe Galleries, NY, about 1929, to Maxim Karolik (Newport) for MFA, January 1939.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 462, p. 442; verso: fig. 456, p. 442


Sheet: 34.9 x 56.5 cm (13 3/4 x 22 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on blue laid paper, with scale for enlargement in graphite pencil


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