John Singleton Copley, 1771 - Portrait of a Lady - fine art print

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General specifications as provided by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (© - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

At the invitation of Captain Stephen Kemble, who had arranged a number of commissions for him, Copley came to New York by June 1771, encountering sufficient demand for his work to keep him there until Christmas of that year. Several circumstances suggest that the museum’s Portrait of a Lady may have been painted while Copley was in New York: the letter the subject is holding is dated 1771; the placement of the sofa is similar to Copley’s New York portrait of Captain Kemble’s daughter, Mrs. Thomas Gage, 1771 (Timken Art Gallery, San Diego); the discovery of the portrait in England may reflect the fact that many of his New York sitters were Tories who would have taken their portraits back with them to England during the Revolution. The closest one can come to the identity of the lady is the earliest known owner of the painting, a granddaughter of Hester Thrale who married the fourth marquis of Lansdowne in 1843. The granddaughter was the last of the descendants of Mrs. Thrale and could have inherited the painting from any of a number of aunts and their relatives by marriage. One would hope that one of these branches could be traced to someone who was in America in 1771. In any case, the source of the inheritance apparently led to the misidentification of the museum’s painting as a portrait of Mrs. Thrale, the friend and patron of Dr. Johnson. The strongest candidate for the identity of the sitter for this painting is a "Miss Johnston" whose name appears on the list of subscribers for portraits prepared by Captain Kemble to induce Copley to come to paint in New York. Read more

Details about the original work of art

Name of the painting: "Portrait of a Lady"
Artwork classification: painting
Category: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Created in the year: 1771
Approximate age of artwork: over 240 years
Exhibited in: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Place of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Museum's website:
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (

About the painter

Name: John Singleton Copley
Additional names: copley john s., copley john, john s. copley, Copley John Singleton, John Singleton Copley, copley j.s., Copley, Copley R.A., J. S. Copley, J.S. Copley R.A., Copley R. A., J. S. Copley R. A., j.s. copley, Cropley, John Singleton Cropley, copley j.s.
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: American
Professions: artist, painter
Home country: United States
Artist category: old master
Art styles: Romanticism
Age at death: 77 years
Born in the year: 1738
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1815
Died in (place): London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Product details

Article type: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct print
Origin of the product: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Intended product usage: home décor, wall art
Orientation: portrait format
Side ratio: (length : width) 3 : 4
Side ratio meaning: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available product materials: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Picture frame: without frame

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Art product info

The 18th century piece of art named Portrait of a Lady was made by the male American artist John Singleton Copley in 1771. This artwork is part of the digital collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The classic art public domain work of art is supplied with courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art ( . Besides, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has an aspect ratio of 3 : 4, which implies that the length is 25% shorter than the width. The artist, painter John Singleton Copley was an artist from United States, whose artistic style was mainly Romanticism. The American painter lived for a total of 77 years, born in the year 1738 in Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States and died in the year 1815.

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