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Benjamin West, 1738–1820

The Bathing Place at Ramsgate

ca. 1788
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
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
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA]

Allan Brodie, Georgian sea bathing : a battle between health and mirth?, Georgian Group Journal, vol. 30, 2022, p. 5, fig. 1, NA966 .G46 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 242-243, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, p. 31, no. 231, DA485 F25 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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

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

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