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Copley, John Singleton 1738-1815

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Works: 518 works in 753 publications in 1 language and 16,548 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Illustrator, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Draftsman, Honoree
Classifications: ND237.C7, 759.13
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John Singleton Copley in England by Emily Ballew Neff ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Singleton Copley is well known in America as the creator of the finest portraits of the Colonial era. Less well known is the fact that he left America in 1774, when the impending armed struggle between the Colonies and England threatened to destroy his livelihood, and settled in London to pit himself ambitiously against the Old Masters and the English giants of the day. Copley's English career was long and brilliant - and represents the most important period of his working life. During the forty-one years he spent in England, Copley created his great masterpieces of history painting and portraiture that stand as key monuments of British painting. From the earliest days of his career in London Copley realized that he would have to do everything possible to stand out in a crowded field of painters and create works that would bring him instant notice. This he did with his first great English picture, The Copley Family (1776-77) and, even more dramatically, with the landmark Watson and the Shark (1778). He quickly mastered the elements of the fashionable English style of painting, exchanging the tight and linear handling of the Colonial period for one more fluid and expressive. By the 1780s Copley was reckoned one of the most important painters working in England, a clear rival to his compatriot Benjamin West. With his masterpiece, The Death of Major Pierson (1784), Copley assumed a place of primacy in the field of history painting. While William L. Pressly gives a balanced, up-to-date exposition of Copley's English career, Emily Ballew Neff examines his masterpiece, The Death of Major Pierson, in particular detail, and is the author of the catalogue of his major English works. This is a long overdue study of this important painter
Letters & papers of John Singleton Copley and Henry Pelham, 1739-1776 by John Singleton Copley ( Book )
14 editions published between 1914 and 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposals for publishing by subscription, an engraving, from the historical picture, of the siege and relief of Gibraltar, painted by John Singleton Copley ... To be engraved by Francis Bartolozzi, R.A by John Singleton Copley ( )
10 editions published between 1790 and 1791 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A defence of the constitutions of government of the United States of America, against the attack of M. Turgot in his letter to Dr. Price, dated the twenty-second day of March, 1778 by John Adams ( )
7 editions published between 1794 and 1797 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the members of the Honourable Court of Common Council. Mr. Copley fears that the grounds of his claims upon the city have been misrepresented: by John Singleton Copley ( )
2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of Mr. Copley's picture of the death of the late Earl of Chatham, now exhibiting at the Great Room, Spring-Gardens by London, England) Great Room (Spring Gardens ( )
2 editions published in 1780 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Singleton Copley : 1738-1815, Gilbert Stuart 1755-1828, Benjamin West 1738-1820 in America & England by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Singleton Copley : an American painter entirely devoted to his art by Carolyn J Weekley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American portraits by John Singleton Copley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Singleton Copley by John Singleton Copley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Process and paradox : the historical pictures of John Singleton Copley : Fogg Art Museum, May 8-August 29, 2004 by Kimberly Orcutt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Singleton Copley in America by Carrie Rebora Barratt ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, which accompanies an important exhibition of Copley's work organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the first major study of the artist published since 1966. Like the exhibition, it focuses on the large-scale paintings, miniatures, and pastels Copley executed before he moved to London, on the theory that his American oeuvre is unified by the circumstances of its production and is stylistically and intellectually distinct from his English pictures
The heroes by Charles Kingsley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the adventures of Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, and Theseus
 
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Alternative Names
Copley, J. S. (John Singleton), 1737-1815
Copley, John S.
Copley, John S. 1738-1815
Copley, John Singleton Lyndhurst.
Copley, John Singleton the elder 1738-1815
Copley, R. A.
J. S. Copley, R. A.
John Singleton Copley
John Singleton Cropley
Singleton, John Copley, 1738-1815
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English (199)
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