JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 130 to 152)
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JAIC 1984, Volume 23, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 130 to 152)

JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY'S PORTRAITS: A TECHNICAL STUDY OF THREE REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES

J. William Shank


ABSTRACT—The painting career of John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) in America and England is outlined. In a technical study of three paintings from his major stylistic periods, pigments are analyzed, and information regarding the artist's materials and sources is provided.

Article Sections:

1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF COPLEY'S CAREER AND STYLISTIC DEVELOPMENT
2. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS
3. EARLY AMERICAN WORKS (ca. 1753–1760)
4. MATURE AMERICAN WORKS (ca. 1761–1774)
5. ENGLISH WORKS (after 1774)
6. CONCLUSION
1. APPENDIX
a: Appendix , References
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