Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Officers supporting Major Peirson, Fleeing Woman and Child)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 453; p. 442

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

39.269

Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on blue 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, 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