This drawing is a preparatory sketch made for the DIA’s painting of Watson and the Shark (acc. no. 46.310).
Artist John Singleton Copley, American, 1738-1815
Title
  • Rescue Group
Date between 1777 and 1778
Medium black chalk heightened with white, squared for transfer in red chalk, on green-gray laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (irregular): 14 1/4 × 21 3/4 inches (36.2 × 55.2 cm)
Framed: 24 1/4 × 30 1/4 × 1 1/8 inches (61.6 × 76.8 × 2.9 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 48.203
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
(M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, USA);
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)