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Study for the Head of the Virgin (in the Nativity, 1777)

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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

Credit Line

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

about 1777

Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 348; p. 444


Sheet: 22.5 x 27.6 cm (8 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper


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