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Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
and John Trumbull, 1756–1843, American

The Battle of La Hogue

1778, retouched 1806
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 64 3/4 x 96 1/4 inches (164.5 x 244.5 cm)

Signed and dated in black paint, lower left: "B. West. 1778, retouched 1806."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
battle | bayonets | boats | costume | death | drama | figurehead | fire | flags | fleets | La Hogue, Battle of, 1692 | longboats | marine art | military art | sea | ships | ships of the line | smoke | soldiers | Soleil Royal | swords | war | warships
Associated Places:
Basse-Normandie | Europe | France | La Hogue | Manche
Associated People:
Rooke, Sir George (c.1650–1709), naval officer, was born in Canterbury, Kent, the second son of Colonel Sir William Rooke (1620/21–1691) of St Lawrence House, near Canterbury
On view

A handbook to the gallery of British paintings in the Art Treasures Exhibition, being a reprint of critical notices originally published in The Manchester Guardian. , Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857, p. 28, N5056 M6 H3 1857 (YCBA RARE BOOKS) Also available at SML Fiche B1244 Fiche N.4.2.220 and online at books.google.com

Ann Uhry Abrams, The Valiant Hero : Benjamin West and Grand-Style History Painting, , Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1985, 194, 124, NJ18 W52 A27 (YCBA)

Robert C. Alberts, Benjamin West : A Biography, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1978, pp. 127, 132, 145, 153, 165, 182, 326, 390, 397, p. 1 in unnumered plate section between pp. 270 and 271, NJ18 W52 A6 (YCBA)

Benjamin West, American Painter at the English Court, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 1989, p. 61, no. 21, NJ18 W52 S72 (YCBA)

Catalogue of the art treasures of the United Kingdom : collected at Manchester in 1857., Bradbury and Evans, London, p. 82, no. 109, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.2.216 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Allen Staley, Benjamin West , Raphael West and the Floating Batteries, Burlington Magazine, vol. 155, no. 1321, April 2013, pp. 244, 245, 246, fig. 36, N1 +B87 Oversize (YCBA)

The Art Treasures Exhibition : the English school, Manchester Guardian, Manchester : UK, Feb 03 1857, Available online : ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The companion to a walk through the Art Treasures Exhibition of Paintings and Engravings at Old Trafford Palace, A. Ireland and Co., Manchester : UK, p. 53, no. 109, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.4.2.233 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, p. 210, no. 90-91, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA)

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