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John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17

Copley, John Singleton, b. 1738 d. 1815
Painter
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 1 item (on 1 microfilm frame)

Collection 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.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait and historical painter; Boston, Mass. and London, England.

Donated 1958 by Charles Feinberg.

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