John Singleton Copley. This picture is a fine specimen of the manner Mr. Copley before he visited Europe. He painted, in some respects, better than his subsequent and more popular mode, although almost self acquired. Born in 1738, at Boston. He visited Europe about 1775, and stood among the first painters for many years. His historical paintings place him very high, and we believe there are none of them in this country. He died in London in 1815. [P. 19.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.