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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 50 x 39 3/4 inches (127 x 101 cm)
Inscribed in yellow paint, lower right: "GENERAL THE HONBLE THOS GAGE | OBI", Dated in yellow paint, lower right: "1788"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.45
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Gage, Thomas (1719/20–1787), army officer and colonial governor
Subject Terms costume | curtain | flags | general | gesture | landscape | man | mountain | portrait | soldiers | uniform

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

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)

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)

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)

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