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Creator:
John Singleton Copley, 1738–1815, American, active in Britain (from 1776)
Title:
General Thomas Gage
Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on masonite
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 50 x 39 3/4 inches (127 x 101 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Dated in yellow paint, lower right: "1788"

Inscribed in yellow paint, lower right: "GENERAL THE HONBLE THOS GAGE | OBI"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.45
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
costume | curtain | flags | general | gesture | landscape | man | mountain | portrait | soldiers | uniform
Associated People:
Gage, Thomas (1719/20–1787), army officer and colonial governor
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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John Singleton Copley (Timken Museum of Art, 1985-02-10 - 1985-03-09)

The Martial Face - The Military Portrait in Britain 1760-1900 (Bell Art Gallery, 1991-01-26 - 1991-03-03)

John Singleton Copley's America (Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1996-06-07 - 1995-08-27)

John Singleton Copley's America (Milwaukee Art Museum, 1996-05-22 - 1996-08-25)

John Singleton Copley's America (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1996-02-04 - 1996-04-28)

John Singleton Copley's America (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995-09-19 - 1996-01-07)

Hidden in Plain Sight - Revealing the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould (The Peabody Essex Museum, 2014-11-08 - 2015-03-29)

Publications:
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Richard H. Brown, Revolution : mapping the road to American independence 1755-1783, W. W. Norton & Co, New York, 2015, p. 54, fig. 26, Folio G1201.S26 B76 2015 (LC) (SML)

Christopher Bryant, A new light on John Singleton Copley's portraits of Major General the Honourable Thomas Gage and Samuel Adams, 2014 ?, pp. 1-18, V 2520 (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 10, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Kemble Widmer, In Plain Sight : Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 2014, pp. 18, 64 fn 25, fig. 4 (In Plain Sight), NK2439.G68 +A4 2014 Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:400
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