Study for "The Death of Major Peirson" (Young Boy and Fleeing Mother and Child)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 463; p.443

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.2 x 56.5 cm (13 7/8 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.264

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

Study for the “Death of Major Peirson” (Tate, London)

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