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Creator:
John Singleton Copley, 1738–1815, American, active in Britain (from 1776)
Title:
Study for the Central Group in the "Death of Earl of Chatham"
Date:
1778
Medium:
Black and white chalk on moderately thick, moderately textured, blue wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (26.4 x 31.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in later hand in graphite upper left sideways: "Study for principal | Group in Picture of the | Death of Lord Chatham | J.S. Copley R.A."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1077
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
deaths | earls | figure study | men | noblemen | studies (visual works) | wars
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12693
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