Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Title
Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Date 
1766
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number 
1911.20
Marks 
label: pasted on stretcher: "The portrait of Benjamin West, the celebrated / limner of Philadelphia, painted by his friend, Abraham Delanoy, junior, limner / A.D. 1766"
Gallery Label 
West's studio in London was always open to his young countrymen who wished to pursue the career of artist. The first to arrive was Matthew Pratt, and the second was Abraham Delanoy, who spent the years 1766-67 in London under West's tutelage.
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Creative: Tronvig Group