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

1782–84
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

39.265a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Studies for “Death of Major Peirson”

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.

Credit Line

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