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Mrs. Benjamin Hallowell, 1766 or 1767

  • John Singleton Copley, American, 1738-1815

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 47 × 37 1/2 inches (119.4 × 95.3 cm)
  • 57 5/8 × 48 × 3 inches (146.4 × 121.9 × 7.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, Dexter M. Ferry Jr. Fund, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund and Beatrice W. Rogers Fund


On View

  • American W270


American Art before 1950

the sitter, Mary Boylston Hallowell

her daughter, Mary Hallowell Elmsley

her daughter, Mary Elmsley Bond

her daughter, Elizabeth Bond Coke

her son, George Elmsley Coke

his son, Basil Elmsley Coke

his daughter, Mrs. A. R. (Cassandra Coke) Wise

her son, Adam Nugent Wise

1971, Leger Galleries (London, England)

1971-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Jones, E.A. The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions, and Claims. London, 1930, p. 158. Parker, Barbara Neville and Anne Bolling Wheeler. John Singleton Copely: American Portraits in Oils, Pasel, and Miniature. Boston, 1938, p. 95. Prown, J.D. John Singleton Copley, 1774-1815, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA, 1966, pp. 54-56, 108, 124, 140, 142, 217 (fig. 190). Hood, Graham, Kathleen Pyne, and Nancy Rivard. "American Paintings Acquired During the Last Decade." Bulletin of the DIA 55, 3 (1977): pp.70-72 (ill.). Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, pp. 59-60 (ill.).

John Singleton Copley, Mrs. Benjamin Hallowell, 1766 or 1767, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, Dexter M. Ferry Jr. Fund, et al., 71.168.