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Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Nude Composition Study; verso: Fleeing Woman and Child)

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Provenance

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.

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

1782–84

Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 449, 461; p. 441

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.3 x 32.4 cm (8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.267a-b

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink over graphite pencil (recto) and graphite pencil (verso) on cream laid paper

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