US 1965 John Singleton Copley Painting 5c. Scott. 1273

US 1965 John Singleton Copley Painting 5c. Scott. 1273

Series: John Singleton Copley Issue

Stamp details: Elizabeth Clarke Copley

Issued date: 17-08-1965 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1273
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1255
Michel (Germany): 889
Yvert et Tellier (France): 790

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Black, brown and olive
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Paintings, Art, Folklore, Costume, Children

Total print: 114,880,000 (estimate)

Description: John Singleton (1738-1815) was an Anglo-American painter, active in both colonial America and England. He was probably born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Anglo-Irish. After becoming well-established as a portrait painter of the wealthy in colonial New England, he moved to London in 1774, never returning to America. In London, he met considerable success as a portraitist for the next two decades, and also painted a number of large history paintings, which were innovative in their readiness to depict modern subjects and modern dress. His later years were less successful, and he died heavily in debt.