Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Painted and overpainted plaster
Overall: 26 x 17 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 66 x 43.5 x 26 cm )
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.
Gift of Mr. Luther Bradish
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