Yale Center for British Art

John Singleton Copley, 1738–1815, American, active in Britain (from 1776)
Study for the Central Group in the "Death of Earl of Chatham"
Materials & Techniques:
Black and white chalk on moderately thick, moderately textured, blue wove paper
Sheet: 10 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (26.4 x 31.8 cm)
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:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | wars | studies (visual works) | deaths | noblemen | men | earls
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)

Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)
David Alexander, Painters and Engraving: The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, p. 53, no. 105, NE631.2 .A43 (YCBA)

Christie's sale catalogue : An important collection of English 18th century drawings and watercolours : 12 November 1968, Christie's, 1968, p. 14, lot 28, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Jules D. Prown, John Singleton Copley ..., 1, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, vol. 2, pp. 275-291, NJ18 C75 +P76 Oversize (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. 157, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)