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Creator:
James Fittler, 1758–1835, British
after George Henry Harlow, 1787–1819, British
Published by James Fittler, 1758–1835, British
Title:
Benjamin West, P.R.A.
Date:
1817
Medium:
Line engraving, etching and stipple engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 x 15 3/8 inches (53 x 39.1 cm), Sheet: 20 1/2 x 14 15/16 inches (52 x 38 cm), and Image: 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (42.6 x 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "C19191 | C 12881 | a5-"; lower right: "2382"

Lettered, lower center: "ENGRAVED BY J. FITTLER, A.R.A FROM A PICTURE PAINTED BY G.H.HARLOW. | To his Royal Highness (image of Greek mythology down center of lettering) the Prince Regent, Patrea(?) | The governors and Members of the BRITISH INSTITUTION for | Promoting the FIne Arts This Portrait of | BENJAMIN WEST, P.R.A. | Is most respectfully Dedicated by their obedient humble servant JAMES FITTLER. | Published as the Act Directs, April 8 1817 by J. Fittler Upper CHarlotte Street London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12713
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | arts | bald | books | cravat | cuffs | dedication (document) | eyeglasses | illustration | mythology | painter | painting (visual work) | portrait | president | relief | robe | shadows | sketch | velvet
Associated People:
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38270
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