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John Singleton Copley

(1737-1815), Painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 21 portraits
A Boston-born portrait and history painter who settled in London in 1775 after a tour of the Continent. A successful artist, Copley is known mostly for his portraits of British characters associated with colonial New England and large-scale depictions of dramatic contemporary events such as The Death of Chatham.

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The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, by John Singleton Copley - NPG 172

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, exhibited 1783
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 172

Samuel Barrington, by John Singleton Copley - NPG 5519

Samuel Barrington

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, circa 1790
NPG 5519

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, by John Singleton Copley - NPG 1487

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1800
NPG 1487

John Singleton Copley, by Medallic Art Company Ltd, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D36120

John Singleton Copley

by Medallic Art Company Ltd, after John Singleton Copley
gold-plated silver medal, (1780-1784)
NPG D36120

'The Royal Princesses - Children of George III' (Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester; Princess Amelia; Princess Sophia), by Robert Graves, published by  James Sprent Virtue, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D14844

'The Royal Princesses - Children of George III' (Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester; Princess Amelia; Princess Sophia)

by Robert Graves, published by James Sprent Virtue, after John Singleton Copley
line engraving, (1785)
NPG D14844

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by Robert Dunkarton, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D36352

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Robert Dunkarton, after John Singleton Copley
mezzotint, (circa 1790)
NPG D36352

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters), by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D18117

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Singleton Copley
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D18117

William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough, by Robert Dunkarton, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D31723

William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough

by Robert Dunkarton, after John Singleton Copley
mezzotint, published 1794
NPG D31723

Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl of Fauconberg, by and published by Anthony Fogg, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D15072

Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl of Fauconberg

by and published by Anthony Fogg, after John Singleton Copley
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1794
NPG D15072

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, by Benjamin Smith, published by  John Boydell, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D19717

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

by Benjamin Smith, published by John Boydell, after John Singleton Copley
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D19717

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D23286

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after John Singleton Copley
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23286

HRH The Prince of Wales at a Review, by Charles Turner, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D10983

HRH The Prince of Wales at a Review

by Charles Turner, after John Singleton Copley
mezzotint, published 1813 (1809)
NPG D10983

William II of Holland when Prince of Orange-Nassau, by Charles Turner, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D8591

William II of Holland when Prince of Orange-Nassau

by Charles Turner, after John Singleton Copley
mezzotint, published 1813
NPG D8591

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, by Samuel Freeman, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D15317

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

by Samuel Freeman, published by Fisher Son & Co, after John Singleton Copley
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D15317

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Key to 'The Death of Chatham'

by Abraham Raimbach, after John Singleton Copley
engraving, 1794
NPG D9178

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Richard Brocklesby

by William Ridley, published by John Sewell, after John Singleton Copley
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1798
NPG D14832

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