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The Death of Lord Chatham

Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), After John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

Catalogue Raisonné

de Vesme/Calabi 0539, a state before the only described state (see Note); Tuer 1213 (smaller version)


Sheet: 54.8 x 67.7 cm (21 9/16 x 26 5/8 in.) Platemark: 45.7 x 55.9 cm (18 x 22 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



De Vesme/Calabi describes only one state of this print, published by William Johnston White in 1820. This impression has an inscription at the bottom, in open-letter script, “Published according to Act of Parliament Novr 9 1790 by J S Copley London.”


Verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund