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Benjamin West, 1738–1820

The Artist and His Son Raphael

Former Title(s):

Self-Portrait with Raphael West


Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
25 x 24 7/8 inches (63.5 x 63.2 cm), Frame: 35 1/2 × 35 1/2 inches (90.2 × 90.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
artist | boy | child | costume | drawing | father | fatherhood | fur | gaze | green (color) | man | painter | paper | pen | portfolio (container) | portrait | red | self-portrait | sketching | son | tondo | yellow
Associated People:
West, Raphael Lamar (1766–1850), history painter
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Seeing Double : Portraits, Copies and Exhibitions in 1820s London (Yale Center for British Art, 2010-06-24 - 2010-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Artists' Portraits (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-02-06 - 2002-03-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Return to Albion (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, 1979-04-20 - 1979-10-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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]

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

Lea Kuhn, "Painting Historicity : William Dunlap's Engagement with the Circumstances of Time and Place", Art History, 45, February 2022, p. 109, fig. 5, N1 A75 45:1 2022 (YCBA) Also available online at Yale [YCBA]

Gay Myers, American painters on technique, the colonial period to 1860 , The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2011, p. 10, fig. 2, ND1471 M39 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kate Retford, The art of domestic life, family portraiture in eighteenth-century England , Yale University Press, New Haven, London, 2006, pp. 137-38, 139, fig. 102, ND1313.4 .R48 2006 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, pp, 456-57, no. 533, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

R. J. B. Walker, Regency portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1985, p. 545 (vol. 1), N1090 A592 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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