A Sketch of the Life and a List of Some of the Works of John Singleton Copley.
This is an early attempt at a catalogue raisonné of Copley's paintings. The introductory texts include a lengthy memoir on the artist's life and career. The catalogue of Copley's paintings in American collections is arranged alphabetically by the sitter's last name. Individual entries include comments, descriptions of the painting, dimensions and format, biographical information on the sitter, and current location. This is followed by a brief list of Copley's paintings in England known to the author.