Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Officers supporting Major Peirson; verso: Nude Composition Study and Officer Leading Troops)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 448, 452; p. 441

Dimensions

Sheet: 20 x 32.7 cm (7 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.268a-b

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil 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