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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1957.225
People
John Singleton Copley, American (Boston, MA 1738 - 1815 London, England)
Title
Study for "Monmouth Before James II"
Other Titles
Former Title: Monmouth Before James II
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1782-1794
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228509
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
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.)
Provenance
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
1957
Object Number
1957.225
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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

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