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Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820, ill.
Title:
The gallery of pictures painted by Benjamin West Esqr : historical painter to His Majesty, and president of the Royal Academy / engraved in outline by Henry Moses.
Published/Created:
[London] : Joseph Thomas, 1, Finch Lane, Cornhill, London, [1839]
Physical Description:
[4], 22 p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND237.W45 M67 1829+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Jules D. Prown, MAH 1971
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
The engravings were first published in 1811. Letterpress descriptions signed R.H. or L.H., with a biographical preface signed G.M.B.
Joseph Thomas was working at this address in 1839. Cf. Brown.
Brown, P.A.H. London publishers and printers, p. 201
Contents:
Thetis bringing the armour to Achilles -- Christ blessing little children -- The Captive -- The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis -- Moses viewing the Promised Land -- Priam petitioning Achilles for the body of Hector -- Alexander's confidence in the integrity of his physician -- Christ conversing with the doctor -- The cave of despaire -- Aaron staying the plague -- The alarm of Nestor at the lightning which precedes Hector -- Pylades and Orestes -- The regret of Caesar, when reading the history of Alexanders' exploits at not having signalized himself -- Venus rising from the sea -- The judgment of Hercules -- Adonis going to the chase.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- 19th century -- United States.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1839.
Thomas, Joseph -- Publisher.
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
Contributors:
Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870, engraver.
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