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Creator:
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:
A Project for the Monument of the Apotheosis of Nelson
Date:
1806
Medium:
Pen and brown ink; verso: graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (60.3 × 31.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image in pen and brown ink, upper center: "VISCOUNT | NELSON | TRAFALGAR | [CO]PENHAGEN | NILE"

Signed and dated in pen and brown ink, lower center: "B.West | 1806"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.199
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apotheosis | column (architectural element) | design | figures | historical subject | lion | monument | shield | wings
Associated People:
Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805), naval officer
Access:
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Publications:
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Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, p. 222, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12142
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