ArtBabble: John Singleton Copley en "Watson and the Shark," 1778, John Singleton Copley <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/childrens-video-tour-time-travel">Children&#039;s Video Tour-Time Travel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/national-gallery-art-washington">National Gallery of Art, Washington</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Watch out! In his painting “Watson and the Shark,” John Singleton Copley depicts a young boy thrashing in the water as a shark menacingly approaches. Copley based this work on a true story—in 1749, a young sailor named Brook Watson was swimming in Havana, Cuba, and was attacked by a shark. Watson survived the attack, and grew up to be a successful businessman and politician in England. Almost thirty years after the attack, he hired John Singleton Copley to paint his miraculous survival story. On view in the West Building, Gallery 60B. <a href="" title="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>-----</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English Painting For Kids John Singleton Copley Painting Learning to Look National Gallery of Art, Washington d723b00421b36675 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:39:12 +0000 s-sarraf 8836 at