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Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)

The Bathing Place at Ramsgate

ca. 1788
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 14 x 17 1/2 inches (35.6 x 44.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
babies | bathers | carriages | carts | children | cliff | clouds | costume | flags | genre subject | geology | horses (animals) | leisure | men | mothers | nude | port | sea | swimming | washing | women
Associated Places:
England | Kent | Ramsgate | Thanet, Isle of | United Kingdom
On view

Robert C. Alberts, Benjamin West : A Biography, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1978, pp. 221, 397, p. 15 in unnumered plate section between pp. 270 and 271, NJ18 W52 A6 (YCBA)

John Galt, The life, studies, and works of Benjamin West, 1820, p. 230, ND237 W45 G4 (YCBA) in Rare Books and Manuscripts

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 70, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Maurice Harold Grant, A chronological history of the old English landscape painters (in oil), From the XVIth century to the XIXth century , 8 v., F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, London, UK, 1957, p. 221 (v.3), ND1354 G73 1957 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 52, 127, no. II.3, pl. 41, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 43 (v.1), no. 161, pl. 66, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 32, 74, no. 12, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catatogue : Catalogue of fine eighteenth and nineteenth century English paintings and drawings : 18 March 1964, Sotheby's, London, March 18, 1964, p. 29 opposite p. 29, Lot 81, Auction catalogues (YCBA)

Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, p. 427, no. 467, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 58 (v.1), no. 217, pl. 66, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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