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    Rare and Exhibitable Autographed Letter Signed by Artist John Singleton Copley Only one such letter has appeared at major auction in the last 25 years. John Singleton Copley (1737-1815), portrait and historic painter. The American painter, famous for painting portraits of people such as John Hancock and Paul Revere before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution, writes to a Mr. Smith. Autograph letter signed, one page, 8" x 6.25". The letter reads, "Dear Sir, I am engaged in a cause which is likely to last for a very considerable time. I was afraid therefore I shall not be able to keep my engagement with you for this afternoon. Please do me the favour to name any other times. Sincerely J. Copley." Largely self-taught, Boston-born John Singleton Copley often relied on European prints for compositional models. Balancing between honesty and sophistication, Copley created convincing images of 18th century Americans that continue to move us. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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