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John Singleton Copley

 (1738 - 1815)
John Singleton Copley was active/lived in Massachusetts / United Kingdom.  John Copley is known for portrait, historical, genre and religious painting.

John Singleton Copley

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The crowds who visited the Copley exhibition in Washington and Houston in 1996 were a testimony to the enduring regard in which this artist is still held in his native land.  The utterly convincing realism of his portraits of wealthy Bostonian merchants and landed gentry in the years before the American revolution has secured him a lasting fame, a fact which would no doubt have surprised the artist, who had complained that 'fame cannot be durable where pictures are confined to sitting rooms, and regarded only for the resemblance they bear to their originals'.

His attention to the minutiae of patterned lace, his polished wood and metal surfaces, brilliant fabrics and lustrous pearls, all rendered with a jeweler's prec  ...  Displaying 750 of 18157 characters.

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About  John Singleton Copley

Born:  1738 - Boston, Massachusetts
Died:   1815 - London, England
Known for:  portrait, historical, genre and religious painting