The double adventure of John Singleton Copley, first major painter of the new world.
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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

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  • Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815.

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A biography of the eighteenth-century painter who was America"s first major artist.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsND237.C7 F58
The Physical Object
Pagination169 p.
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5679506M
LC Control Number69010659

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The double adventure of John Singleton Copley, first major painter of the new world Hardcover – January 1, by James Thomas Flexner (Author) See all Author: James Thomas Flexner. Double adventure of John Singleton Copley, first major painter of the new world. Boston, Little, Brown [] (OCoLC) Named Person: John Singleton Copley; John Singleton Copley; John Singleton Copley: Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Flexner. John Singleton Copley ( - ) John Singleton Copley ( - ) was an American painter, born presumably in Boston, Massachusetts and a son of Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Irish.. He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. John Singleton Copley RA ( – September 9, ) was an Anglo-American painter, active in both colonial America and England. He was probably born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Anglo-Irish.

The Time-Life Library of Art series is an excellent introduction to major artists of the Western world, and this volume on John Singleton Copley follows through on its winning formula. Its focus is on early American painters with Copley being the primary subject, but Benjamin West, John Turnbull, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, and /5(4). Copley's letters to Henry Pelham, whom he left in charge of his affairs in Boston, describe minutely the journey across New England, his first impressions of New York, which "has more Grand Buildings than Boston, the streets much cleaner and some much broader," and the successful search for suitable lodgings and a painting-room; thereafter they give detailed accounts of sitters and social happenings. . John Singleton Copley, American painter of portraits and historical subjects, generally acclaimed as the finest artist of colonial America. Little is known of Copley’s boyhood. He gained familiarity with graphic art from his stepfather, the limner and engraver Peter Pelham, and developed an early. John Singleton Copley’s dramatic rendering of a shark attacking year-old Brook Watson caused a sensation when it was exhibited at London’s Royal Academy in The pictured attack had occurred some 30 years earlier. Watson, an orphan, had unwisely decided to take a dip from a skiff while the ship on which he was crewing docked in Havana Harbor.

The double adventure of John Singleton Copley, first major painter of the new world by James Thomas Flexner (Book) America abandoned, John Singleton Copley's American years, an interpretative history by Richard Klayman (Book). The Double Adventure of John Singleton Copley, First Major Painter of the New World by James Thomas Flexner it was amazing avg rating — 1 rating — published   A new book, "A Revolution In Color: The World Of John Singleton Copley," tells his story and Here & Now's Alex Ashlock spoke with the author, . Copley's success in England, however, was fairly short-lived, a turning point in his fortunes being the poor reception accorded his portrait of the three daughters of George III (, Royal Coll.), which was considered fussy. (John Hoppner, a jealous rival, wrote a malicious review when the picture was shown at the Academy.).