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

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


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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

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