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This can be the 1st particular catalogue that has been released of the Museums American work. due to the dimension of the gathering, in basic terms oil work by way of artists born through 1875—about part the collection—are integrated. runs 3 volumes the current quantity comprises the paintings of painters born by means of 1815.

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American paintings: A catalogue of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume I: Painters born by 1815

This is often the 1st special catalogue that has been released of the Museums American work. due to the dimension of the gathering, simply oil work by way of artists born by way of 1875—about part the collection—are integrated. runs 3 volumes the current quantity includes the paintings of painters born through 1815.

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The Works of . . Benjamin West, sale cat. (I829), p. 5I, no. I72, lists a picture called Angelica and Medoro, "3 feet high by 2 feet 4 inches wide" (probably this picture) I I B. Goodwin, The Toledo Museum of Art News, no. 36 (May I92o), unpaged, illustrates and discusses the Toledo vers1on. ExHIBITED: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, I 85 r, no. 249; I 852, no. 247; I854, no. 202; I855, no. 212; I856, no. 2I8 (as Scene from The Tempest). ON DEPOSIT: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, I85I-I863; Metropolitan Museum, r88r-1923.

Like virtually all the colonial portraitists, Copley was influenced by the stock compositions readily available in the form of British mezzotints, but gradually he developed a personal and penetrating style, in which he effectively captured the character of the mercantile aristocracy of pre-Revolutionary Boston. From the outset of his career, despite his isolation in provincial Boston, Copley had been intensely interested in improving his work to meet international standards. Writing to West and Reynolds in London, he complained bitterly about the lack of interest in painting in America.

Herbert Pratt); Museum of the City of New York, 1936, Portraits of Ladies of Old New York, XVIII and XIX Centuries (no. cat); M. , New York, 1936, Masterpieces of PAI~TINGS I American Historical Portraiture, no. 26. : the family of Mrs. DeLancey; John Fenning (sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, March 28, 1913, no. 153, $700, as by Copley; probably this picture); [Macbeth Gallery, New York, c. 19 r 7]; Herbert Lee Pratt (c. 1917-c. 1945); Mrs. Edith Pratt Maxwell. BEQUEST OF EDITH PRATT MAXWELL, 1957· Benjamin West BoRN I738; died 1820.

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