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February 13, 2017

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Major Peirson.jpg

The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781
John Singleton Copley

This is a bit of a departure for Copley, who is justifiably famous for his portraiture. But it makes more sense if you zoom in on the faces, and see his impressive technique in the expressions of all of the characters.

This hangs in The Tate Britain (never to be confused with The Tate Modern...yuch!), and it's a big one! 14' x 8'.


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