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John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17

John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17

Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1 item (on 1 microfilm frame)

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.

Provenance

Donated 1958 by Charles Feinberg.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel D8; frame 487 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

John Singleton Copley receipt, 1782 Aug. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.