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John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17

Creator:
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815
Subject:
Boydell, William
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 item (on 1 microfilm frame)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Signed receipt for Mr. Boydell acknowledging "one hundred & sixty four pounds five shillings being the remainder of Eight hundred pounds and in full for Painting a Picture of the Death of Major Pearson [sic]." Copley later bought back the painting. "Death of Major Pierson" now hangs in the National Gallery, London.
Citation:
John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel D8; frame 487 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Portrait and historical painter; Boston, Mass. and London, England.
Provenance:
Donated 1958 by Charles Feinberg.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Painting, English
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213282
AAA_collcode_copljsre
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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