The Death of the Earl of Chatham

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The Death of the Earl of Chatham by Copley, 1781

The Death of the Earl of Chatham is the title of a 1781 oil-on-canvas painting by Boston-born American artist John Singleton Copley.

The painting shows the fallen body of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham on 7 April 1778, during a debate in the House of Lords on the American War of Independence. The painting includes fifty-five portraits.[1]

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References

  1. Staiti, Paul. "Copley, John Singleton (1738–1815)," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; retrieved 2011-9-1.