John Singleton Copley writes in the third person to the collector, engraver, and print-seller Sir John Thane, requesting portraits of Sir Henry Slingsby, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Sir Henry Deering, and Francis Rowse for his historical picture of Charles I Demanding in the House of Commons the Five Impeached Members, 17821795 (National Portrait Gallery, London).
John Singleton Copley letter to John Thane, 1794 December 29. Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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