- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
John Singleton Copley, American (Boston, MA 1738 - 1815 London, England)
- Study for "Monmouth Before James II"
- Other Titles
- Former Title: Monmouth Before James II
- Work Type
- Creation Place: North America, United States
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 64.8 x 77.5 cm (25 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.)
framed: 76.8 x 88.3 x 4.1 cm (30 1/4 x 34 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
- Lady DuCane; sold to Bregg as "Property of Lady DuCane," at Christie's, February [?] 17, 1902; sold at that sale to Bregg; Baron Aberdare, 1908; sold at "Rt. Hon. Lord Aberdare and Other Collections Sale" at Christie's, June 3, 1932, no. 85; Copley Amory Jr.; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1957.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Copley Amory, Jr.
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Algernon Graves, Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813-1912 (London, England, 1913 - 1915), vol. I
Frank William Bayley, The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley: Founded on the Work of Augustus Thorndike Perkins, The Taylor Press (Boston, MA, 1915), pp. 178-179
Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 3
John Singleton Copley, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C, 1965), pp. 120, 122, cat. 94, ill.
Jules David Prown, John Singleton Copley, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1966), vol. 2, pp. 350, 444, pl. 605
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 4
Civilization Past and Present, Scott, Foresman and Co. (Glenview, IL, 1968)
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 12, ill.
John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Benjamin West (1738-1820) in America and England, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1976), pp. 38, ill., 41
Ige Verslype, "'You will be glad to know in what manner an Historical composition is made': A Study of the Preparatory Stages of John Singleton Copley's (1738-1815) History Paintings", Student Papers from the 30th Conference of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, 2004), pp. 1-4, fig. 2
Kimberly Orcutt, Process and Paradox: The Historical Pictures of John Singleton Copley, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2004), pp. 8-9, ill., 12
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 157-159, cat. 99, ill.
- Exhibition History
Spring Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 03/01/1908 - 06/01/1908
Spring Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 03/01/1909 - 06/01/1909
John Singleton Copley, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 09/18/1965 - 10/31/1965; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 11/20/1965 - 01/02/1966; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/22/1966 - 03/06/1966
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
Copley, Stuart and West in America and England, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/17/1976 - 11/07/1976
Process and Paradox: The Historical Pictures of John Singleton Copley, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/08/2004 - 08/29/2004
HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008
- Related Works
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