Artist John Singleton Copley, American, 1738-1815
Title
  • George Boone Roupell
Date 1779 or 1780
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 84 1/16 × 54 inches (213.5 × 137.2 cm)
Framed: 96 × 66 1/2 × 5 7/8 inches (243.8 × 168.9 × 14.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1983.23
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Label on stretcher: White and Co. Ltd. Bournemouth
Written in white chalk: 0956511
Written in orange crayon: Roupell
Written in white chalk: illegible number
John Singleton Copley;
Mrs. John Singleton Copley;
Lord Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Jr..
George Boone Roupell (Charthan Park, near East Grinstead, England);
Brigadier George R.P. Roupell (Little Chartham, Shalfors, Surrey, England).
November 21, 1979, sale, lot 120, Sotheby's (London, England).
H. Schickman Gallery (New York, New York, USA).
1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Prown, J.D. John Singleton Copley, 1774-1815, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA, 1966, pp. 266, 387, 439 (fig. 388).

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Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, pp. 64-66 (ill.).