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Creator:
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:
Characters in the Streets of London
Date:
1799
Medium:
Brown wash with pen and brown ink on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 15 13/16 inches (30.2 x 40.2 cm) and Image: 9 1/16 x 12 7/8 inches (23 x 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen with brown ink, upper center: "Characters in the Streets of London. | Benj'm West"; in graphite, lower right: "BENJAMIN WEST: CHARACTERS IN THE | STREETS OF LONDON"; in graphite, lower right: "75/2/3/10"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "B. West | 1799"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6314
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
aprons | baskets | bench | dresses | drinking | fish | food | genre subject | hats | men | milkmaid | sitting | standing | women
Associated Places:
England | London | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15331
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