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Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Object Number: 
X.57
Date: 
1811
Medium: 
Painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 17 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 66 x 43.5 x 26 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
Chantry, who was England's most famous sculptor by 1820, modeled this likeness of West when the celebrated painter was already past seventy, when he had lost the protective support of his royal patron, and when his position had been weakened in the art world by the advance of younger men.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Luther Bradish
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group