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John Singleton Copley

Painter (3-Jul-1738 — 9-Sep-1815)


Martha Babcock Amory. The Domestic and Artistic Life of John Singleton Copley. Houghton Mifflin. 1882. 478pp. By Copley's great-granddaughter.

Frank W. Bayley. The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley. Boston, MA: Taylor Press. 1915. 285pp.

James Thomas Flexner. John Singleton Copley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1947. 139pp.

Jules David Prown. John Singleton Copley. Harvard University Press. 1966. (2 vols.) 492pp. Volume I: In America, 1738-1774. Volume II: In England, 1774-1815.

Carrie Rebora; Paul Staiti. John Singleton Copley in America. New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1995. 348pp.

Elizabeth Ripley. Copley: A Biography. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1967. 72pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.238)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.345)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.224)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.167)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.227)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.153)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.123)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.191)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.182)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.79)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.54)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.62)

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