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Creator:
John Singleton Copley, 1738–1815
Title:

Study for Captain William George Fairfax for the Painting "The Victory of Lord Duncan"

Additional Title(s):

Figure Study for the Painting of Victory of Lord Duncan: Study for Captain W. Fairfax

Date:
ca. 1798
Materials & Techniques:
Black chalk, white chalk, and red chalk, squared for transfer on moderately thick, moderately textured, blue wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches (31.4 x 18.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in graphite upper right: "Sketch for picture/ of Lord Duncan;" in graphite lower right: "G/L"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1075
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
captains (public officers) | figure study | gesture | hat | studies (visual works) | victories
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12691
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The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Jules D. Prown, John Singleton Copley ..., 1, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, vol. 2, pp. 353-9, NJ18 C75 +P76 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, pp. 184-5, no. 158, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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