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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Painter

Self-Portraits
1769
Pastel, half length. Winterthur Museum (illus. C. Rebora, P. Staiti et al., John Singleton Copley in America, exhibition catalogue, Boston, New York, Houston, Milwaukee, 1995, front., p 36). Miniature replica in the Manney collection (illus. C. Rebora, P. Staiti et al., John Singleton Copley in America, exhibition catalogue, Boston, New York, Houston, Milwaukee, 1995, pp 49, 252). A pendant to a pastel in Winterthur of his wife (he married 1769) and probably given to her.

1776-77
Painting, The Copley Family, in which the artist appears in the background. National Gallery Washington (1961.7.1; illus. E. B. Neff, John Singleton Copley in England exhibition catalogue, Washington, Houston, pp 22, 93). Oil sketches for the composition are in the NG Washington and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.

1780-84
Painting, bust-length circular. NPG Washington (77.22).

Undated
Painting, circular. Lyndhurst sale, Christie’s, 5 March 1864, lot 75; with Charles Amory of Boston, Mass., 1872 and probably destroyed by fire that year (J. D. Prown, John Singleton Copley, 1966, II, p 415).

By other Artists
c.1780-85
Drawing by Paul Sandby, profile head, one of the series of heads drawn at print sales. Royal Collection (A. P. Oppé, The Drawings of Paul and Thomas Sandby in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle, 1947, no.417/4, fig.21). Engraved anon., Sketches taken at Print Sales.

1783-84
Painting by Gilbert Stuart, see NPG 2413.

1793
Drawing by George Dance, profile bust to right, dated 30 March 1793. Royal Academy. Engraved W. Daniell (A Collection of Portraits sketched from the Life since the Year 1973 by George Dance Esqr. R.A. and engraved in imitation of the Original Drawings by William Daniell, A.R.A., 2 vols, 1814).

1795
Painting by Henry Singleton, President and Members of the Royal Academy.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.