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 John Singleton Copley  (1738 - 1815)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / United Kingdom      Known for: portrait, historical, genre and religious painting

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John Singleton Copley
from Auction House Records.
Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr. (Francis Deering Wentworth)
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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 sittin (showing 500 of 18163 characters).

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