Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
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"
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.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
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