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Benjamin West, 1738–1820

The Artist's Wife Elizabeth and Their Son Raphael

Former Title(s):

Mrs. Benjamin West and her Son Raphael

Mrs. West with Raphael West

Mrs. West and her son, Raphael

A portrait of a mother and child. [1770, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

ca. 1773
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches (67.3 x 67.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boy | child | costume | gaze | headgear | mother | motherhood | portrait | smile | son | tondo | woman
Associated People:
West, Raphael Lamar (1766–1850), history painter
West, Elizabeth
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Robert C. Alberts, Benjamin West : A Biography, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1978, P. 397, p. 12 in unnumered plate section between pp. 78and 79, NJ18 W52 A6 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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]

Loyd Grossman, Benjamin West and the struggle to be modern, Merrell, London: New York, 2015, p. 108, 109, NJ18.W52 G76 2015 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, p. 458, no. 536, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Wilmerding, Essays in honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, p. 278, fig. 5, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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