Study for the Head of the Virgin (in the Nativity, 1777)

about 1777
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 348; p. 444

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.5 x 27.6 cm (8 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.275

Medium or Technique

Black chalk, heightened with white, on buff 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