Citation"Major General August de la Motte
(John Singleton Copley) , 1942.179,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Sep 27, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/230252.
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An older, clean shaven man looks above us and to the right, smiling confidently. He has light, ruddy skin, blue eyes and bushy gray eyebrows. He wears a large black hat whose brim is flipped up to form two points at his left and right sides. The brim is lined with gold at the edge. The shoulders of his red jacket are loosely painted and rendered with less detail, and the gray-blue background is quickly brushed in. Other details are left incomplete, rendered only in dark outlines on blank white canvas, such as the figure at left in the foreground who looks over his shoulder at the man’s face.