The Nativity

about 1776
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


Dimensions

62.23 x 76.2 cm (24 1/2 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

1972.981

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

On View

Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

The artist, until 1815; to Lord Lyndhurst, his son; with Lyndhurst sale, Christie's, London, March 5, 1864, no. 62; to Colonel Hawkesley; to Canon F. G. Brenchley; with Sotheby's, London, November 17, 1981, as Benjamin West, "The Adoration of the Shepherds," lot 38; with Cyril Humphris, London; to MFA, 1972, purchase.

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund