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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:
Line engraving and stipple engraving on thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper with beige chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 11/16 x 13 3/8 inches (49.9 x 34 cm), Plate: 14 13/16 x 11 7/16 inches (37.6 x 29 cm), Sheet: 14 3/16 x 10 3/8 inches (36.1 x 26.3 cm), and Image: 8 11/16 x 6 1/16 inches (22 x 15.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Proof 25a"; on back, lower right: "6 / - | 25a"

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 Jonston White | Published Jan.y 1st, 1818 by W. J. White, 14 Brownlow Street, Holborn, London"; lower right: "C. Heath, Sc/ | Proof"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12722
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | book | cravat | drapery | eyeglasses | gaze | history painter | man | old | painter | portrait | president | robe | Royal Academy of Arts | solemn
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:38282
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