Study for Equestrian Figure of General Eliott for "The Siege of Gibraltar"
Date: c. 1786
Medium: Black chalk on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 26 × 21 in. (66 × 53.3 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-79
About: Copley was born in America, but spent much of the latter part of his life in England where he painted his great history painting, The Siege of Gibraltar, for the Corporation of the City of London. It is now in the Guildhall Art Gallery in London. This is one of dozens of preparatory drawings for the massive painting.
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