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West, Benjamin, 1738–1820

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.

[London] : Joseph Thomas, 1, Finch Lane, Cornhill, London, [1839]
Physical Description:
[4], 22 p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
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:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- 19th century -- United States.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1839.
Thomas, Joseph -- Publisher.
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870, engraver.

  • 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.

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