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Creator:
Print made by Charles Heath, 1785–1848, British
after William John Newton, 1785–1869, British
Published by William Johnstone White, active 1804–died c.1870, British
Title:
Benjamin West, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of London
Date:
1818
Medium:
Etching, stipple engraving and line engraving on thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches (36.8 x 26.4 cm) and Image: 8 11/16 x 6 inches (22 x 15.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "W. J. Newton pinx,,t"; lower center: "BENJAMIN WEST, ESQ.R | PRESIDENT | OF THE | ROYAL ACADEMY OF LONDON: | Dedicated to the Directors of the British Institution, | by their ob,,t Serv,,t | William Johnstone White | Published Jany 1st 1818, by W. J. White, 14 Brownlow Street, Holborn, London.'; lower right: C. Heath Sct"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery Collection; Gift of James B. Richardson, Jr., B.A. 1957
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.1135
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | book | cravat | drapery | gaze | glasses, eye | history painter | man | old | painter | portrait | president | robe | solemn
Associated People:
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Royal Academy
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38036
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