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Creator:
Print made by George Dawe, 1781–1829, British
after Andrew Robertson, 1777–1845, British
Published by Andrew Robertson, 1777–1845, British
Title:

Benjamin West, Esqr.

Date:
1804
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 3/16 x 11 3/4 inches (41.1 x 29.8 cm), Plate: 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches (35 x 24.5 cm), and Image: 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches (30.1 x 24.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...] Maxwell"; on back, lower left: "Ist state | 3/4"; on back, lower center: "LIBRARY TRANSFER"; on back, lower right: "98310"

collector's stamp of Frederic R. Halsey, in black ink, on back, lower right; collector's stamp of Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts, in brown ink, on back, lower left

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "A. Robertson pinxt."; lower center: "BENJAMIN WEST Esqr. | PRESIDENT of the ROYAL ACADEMY and HISTORICAL PAINTER to HIS MAJESTY. | From a Miniature of the same size in his possession | Published May 10. 1804, by A. Robertson No. 16, Cecil Street, Strand."; lower right: "G. Dawe Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.889
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | coat | cravat | man | portrait | scroll (information artifact)
Associated People:
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37396
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