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Creator:
Print made by William Thomas Fry, 1789–1843, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Published by Thomas Cadell the younger, 1773–1836, British
Title:

Benjamin West, Esq. President of the Royal Academy

Date:
1820
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 8 11/16 x 6 inches (22.1 x 15.3 cm) and Image: 5 11/16 x 4 7/16 inches (14.4 x 11.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "3/-"

Lettered, lower center: "BENJAMIN WEST, ESQ.R. | President of the Royal Academy. | Engraved by W.T. Fry, from an Original Picture painted by Himself in 1793. | London, Published July 12th, 1820, by T. Cadell in the Strand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12717
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | books | bust | collar | cravat | drapery | gaze | history painter | laurel crown | painter | papers | portrait | posing | sculpture | solemn
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:38275
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