Study for "The Siege of Gibraltar" Running Male Figure (Figure on Cannon in Longboat)

John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

Catalogue Raisonné

Prown, Copley II, fig. 511, p. 499


Sheet: 34.9 x 52.7 cm (13 3/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on blue paper, squared in graphite for transfer

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Study for “Seige of Gibraltar”
This figure is omitted from the Guildhall painting of 1783-91, but is seen in the oild sketch at the Foundling Museum, London


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