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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.
John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D8; frame 487 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Portrait and historical painter; Boston, Mass. and London, England.
Donated 1958 by Charles Feinberg.
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