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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.181
People
Attributed to John Singleton Copley, American (Boston, MA 1738 - 1815 London, England)
Title
Major General August de la Motte
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
after 1787
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.5 x 61.9 cm (30 1/8 x 24 3/8 in.)
framed: 98.4 x 81.9 x 10.2 cm (38 3/4 x 32 1/4 x 4 in.)
Provenance
Mrs. Gordon Dexter; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gordon Dexter
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.181
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore Bolton and Henry Lorin Binsse, "John Singleton Copley", The Antiquarian (New York, NY, December 1930), pp. 116-118., p. 116

"Gifts", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1942), vol. X, no. 1, p. 3

"Talk of the Town: Auction", The New Yorker, The New Yorker (New York, NY, April 12, 1958), pp. 36-37, p. 37

Jules David Prown, John Singleton Copley, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1966), vol. 2, p. 417

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 162-163, cat. 103, ill.

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