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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820



  • Existence: 1738-10-10 - 1820-03-11


British artist.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Trumbull Collection, 1820-1831

Identifier: MC-1954-204
Scope and Contents This slender volume, similar to a scrapbook, contains two letters written and signed by Trumbull: one to Richard Rush regarding the death of artist Benjamin West, and the other to Sir Thomas Lawrence congratulating him on succeeding West as president of the Royal Academy. Another item in the book is a chart indicating the colors used in Trumbull’s painting “Our Savior Receiving Little Children.” This is followed by seven proofs, in various states, of an engraving of the painting...
Dates: 1820 - 1831