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A Full Length Portrait of Benjamin West, (painting)

Artist:
Lawrence, Thomas Sir
Subject:
West, Benjamin
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 38
Mr. West is here represented in his character of President of the Royal Academy, delivering a lecture to the students. Under his right hand is seen standing on an easel, a copy of Raphael's cartoon of the death of Ananias. The subject of the lecture is coloring, as indicated by the rain-bow tints, arranged on the left side of the picture. Mr. West was born at the village of Springfield, in Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 1738. His parents belonged to the Society of Friends. Many interesting anecdotes have been related of the early years of Mr. West, which show how strong was the natural bent of his genius. . . . He died on the 11th of March, 1820, in the eighty-second year of his age. [Pp. 22-25; excerpted from a detailed biography of West.]
Catalogue of Paintings, now exhibiting in Wadsworth Gallery, Hartford. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Company. 1863.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Art--Artist
Occupation--Education
Figure group
History--Arts & Sciences--Painting
Control number:
AECI 03670038
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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