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Benjamin West Collection

Collection Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1, OV 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1771-circa 1879
Scope and Contents note:
Two pages of West's accounts document his transactions with John "Alderman" Boydell between 1786-1792, including payment for prints of West's Battle of the Boyne (1781), probably Oliver Cromwell Dissolving the Long Parliament (1782), and Ophelia and Laertes (1792) which was included in Boydell's Shakespeare folio.

Twelve letters from West include a 1771 letter (with transcript) to his friend, 18th century portrait artist John Green, whom West had known in Pennsylvania and who briefly joined West in London in 1774. Largely autobiographical in content, the letter describes how West "imbarked [sic] on Historical painting" and comments how he has been "so fare successfull in it that I find my pictures sell for a prise [sic] that no living artist ever received before."

Other letters provide scattered documentation of West's association with high-profile politicians and landowners and include letters to: John Adams, November 1783, inviting Adams and "friends" (including John Jay with whom Adams signed the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution), to see the "Queen's House;" the U.S. Minister in Paris, Robert R. Livingston, Jr., June 1804 (with transcript), regarding West's medal and diploma from the "Department of the Fine Arts in the National Institute;" Taylor, March 1805, accepting an invitation from the Duke of Norfolk to the "annual dinner of the Society for the Encoragement [sic] of Arts;" Mr. T. Smith, December 1806, regarding a portrait of Sir Philip Sidney which West is painting; Wm. Wallace, January 1807, regarding an account; to Richard H. Davis, May 1809, offering to sell Davis the painting "Venus & Adonis by Titian," with Davis's response on the reverse; Sir William, June 1810, regarding visists from the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Gloucester to West's exhibition; S. Bourne, General Consul of the U.S. in Amsterdam, inquiring about a loan to a London goldsmith that was never repaid; Joseph Nollekins, March 1815, regarding recommendation of a sculptor, Mr. Franzone; Isaac Solly, April 1815, declining an invitation to a dinner; and a letter of thanks to Sir John Leicester, April 1819.

Artwork consists of two engravings of West including a stipple engraving by David Edwin, circa 1800, a print depicting West's birthplace, a print of a late 18th century portrait of West by Johanthan Spilsbury, and an ink drawing after Benjamin West of John Singleton Copley's son and eldest daughter, circa 1879. Also found is a ticket for Mr. Bishop to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin West collection, 1771-circa 1879. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.westbenj, Series 1
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Self-Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, from "Original Designs of the Most Celibrated Mastesr of the Bolognese, Roman, Florentine, and Venetian Schools, in his Majesty's Collection"

Print Maker:
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, active England, 1727–1815  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in sanguine ink on brown paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1795
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-294
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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A Man's Head, Large Front Face

Print Maker:
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, active England, 1727–1815  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving on brown paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1796
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-295
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Three-Quarter Figure

Print Maker:
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, active England, 1727–1815  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in brown ink on white paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1796
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-297
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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A Man's Head

Print Maker:
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, active England, 1727–1815  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in red ink on brown paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1806
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-299
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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A Figure with Drapery, Perhaps Dante

Print Maker:
Peltro William Tomkins, British, 1760 - 1840  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in sanguine ink on brown paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1806
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-368
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Head of a Girl

Print Maker:
Peltro William Tomkins, British, 1760 - 1840  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in brown ink on brown paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1803
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-369
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Print

Print Maker:
Peltro William Tomkins, British, 1760 - 1840  Search this
After:
Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian, 1452–1519)  Search this
Publisher:
John Chamberlaine, English, 1745 - 1812  Search this
Medium:
Stipple engraving in sanguine ink on paper
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Date:
1811
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Campbell Cooper
Accession Number:
1896-3-371
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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South Sea Islands being a description of the manners, customs, character, religion, and state of society among the various tribes scattered over the great ocean, called the Pacific, or the South Sea : illustrated with twenty-six coloured engravings

Former owner:
Alexander, Robert Percival DSI  Search this
Craggs, Hugh DSI  Search this
Author:
Shoberl, Frederic 1775-1853  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume ([2], xvi, 320; [2], 325, [3] pages), 26 leaves of plates illustrations (stipple engravings, aquatints) 14 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1824
Topic:
Polynesians--Social life and customs  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU28 .S67 1824
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017052

James McGill

Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple, Engraving
ID Number:
GA.06881
Catalog number:
06881
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b14a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_782250

print; engraving

Graphic artist:
Duruisseau, L. F.  Search this
Original artist:
Parizeau, Philippe-Louis  Search this
Printer:
Mondhare et Jean  Search this
Publisher:
Mondhare et Jean  Search this
Measurements:
sheet: 57 cm x 44 cm; 22 7/16 in x 17 5/16 in
Object Name:
Print
print
stipple engraving
engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Engraving,crayon manner
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
ID Number:
GA.02343
Catalog number:
02343
Accession number:
21709
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-abfd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Galatee Au Bain

Original artist:
Fleury, Robert  Search this
Publisher:
Ostervald  Search this
Measurements:
image: 38 cm x 24.5 cm; 14 15/16 in x 9 5/8 in
plate: 43 cm x 29 cm; 16 15/16 in x 11 7/16 in
sheet: 57 cm x 43 cm; 22 7/16 in x 16 15/16 in
Object Name:
Print
print
stipple engraving
Object Type:
intaglio
Other Terms:
Print; Stipple
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Subject:
Mythology  Search this
ID Number:
GA.12807
Catalog number:
12807
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Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ad7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Marie-Louise d'Orleans

Graphic artist:
Johannot Freres  Search this
Original artist:
Deveria, Achille  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 29.4 cm x 21.1 cm; 11 9/16 in x 8 5/16 in
Object Name:
Print
print
stipple engraving
Object Type:
Intaglio Processes
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Engraving
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date designed:
19th century
ID Number:
GA.16332.5
Catalog number:
16332.5
Accession number:
110179
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b244-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_786754

The Shepherd's Offering

Originator (author or composer, etc.):
Reni, Guido  Search this
Original artist:
Reni, Guido  Search this
Delineator:
Boydell, Josiah  Search this
Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Engraver:
Michel, Jean Baptiste  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 46 cm x 41.25 cm; 18 1/8 in x 16 1/4 in
plate: 44.25 cm x 39.5 cm; 17 13/32 in x 15 9/16 in
Object Name:
Print
print
engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1783
Subject:
Holy Family  Search this
Nativity  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.50
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.50
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4e33-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_780474

Venus Sleeping

Maker:
Carracci  Search this
Artist attribution:
Carracci, Annibale  Search this
Engraver:
Bartolozzi, Francesco  Search this
Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 33.25 cm x 41.75 cm; 13 3/32 in x 16 7/16 in
plate: 29.75 cm x 38 cm; 11 23/32 in x 14 31/32 in
Object Name:
Print
print
engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1785
Subject:
Mythology  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.67
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.67
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Adoration of the Shepherds

Delineator:
Farington, George  Search this
Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Graphic artist:
Michel, Jean Baptiste  Search this
Original artist:
Cignani, Carlo  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30.75 cm x 22.75 cm; 12 3/32 in x 8 31/32 in
plate: 28 cm x 20.25 cm; 11 1/32 in x 7 31/32 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1780
Subject:
Nativity  Search this
Holy Family  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.19
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.19
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9995-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_786067

The Holy Family with John the Baptist

Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Original artist:
Rottenhammer, Hans  Search this
Engraver:
Michel, Jean Baptiste  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 17 cm; 8 9/32 in x 6 11/16 in
plate: 19.75 cm x 15.25 cm; 7 25/32 in x 6 in
Object Name:
Print
print
stipple engraving
Object Type:
Stipple Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1781
Subject:
Virgin and Child  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.32
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.32
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:nmah_786087

The Death of Joseph

Artist attribution:
Velazquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y  Search this
Velazquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y  Search this
Cano, Alonso  Search this
Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Engraver:
Michel, Jean Baptiste  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.5 cm x 19 cm; 6 3/32 in x 7 15/32 in
plate: 13.25 cm x 16.75 cm; 5 7/32 in x 6 19/32 in
Object Name:
Print
print
engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1780
Subject:
Holy Family  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.16
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.16
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b73a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_786088

Virgin & Infant Jesus Asleep

Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Original artist:
Conca, Sebastiano  Search this
Graphic artist:
Michel, Jean Baptiste  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 16.75 cm; 8 9/32 in x 6 19/32 in
plate: 20.5 cm x 15.25 cm; 8 1/16 in x 6 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Engraving
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Stipple
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1781
Subject:
Virgin and Child  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.03.33
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.03.33
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_786089

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