This admirable portrait painter was a native of England, and was chosen President of the Royal Academy in London, immediately after the death of Mr. West, which place of distinction he filled until his death, which lately happened. In his particular branch of the art he was surpassed by no artist of his time. DESCRIPTION. A full length and faithful portrait of the illustrious Benjamin West, who was so justly ranked the first historical painter of the age. Sir Thomas in painting this portrait has no less shown his talent in portrait painting, than did Mr. West in the higher walk of the art. This splendid picture has been permitted by the Directors of the American Academy of Fine Arts to remain in the room to enrich this exhibition. [P. 33.] COMMENTARY ON THIS
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.
Artist professional affiliation: Royal Academician.