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Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Officer Leading Troops and Wounded Drummer; verso: Robed Figure and Two Geometric Torso Studies)

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The artist until 1815; his son, John Singleton Copley, Jr., Lord Lyndhurst, until 1863; Lyndhurst Library sale, 26-27 Feb., 1864; to Graves; Weyhe Galleries, NY, about 1929, to Maxim Karolik, Newport for Museum of Fine Arts, Jan. 1939. Catalog information amended by V/C on March 22, 1995.

Credit Line

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 454, p.442; Hipkiss 253; Verso: Unknown to Prown


Sheet: 35.2 x 57.2 cm (13 7/8 x 22 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk (recro) and black chalk (verso) on blue laid paper


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