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Creator:
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:

The Indians Delivering up the English Captives to Colonel Bouquet near his camp at the folks of Muskingum in North America in November 1764, 1765

Date:
between 1765 and 1766
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, bege laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (25.7 x 21 cm) and Image: 8 1/8 x 6 3/16 inches (20.6 x 15.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: "B.West | [...]"

Signed in brown ink bottom left: "B West"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.794
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
camp (temporary settlement) | captives | children | colonel | colonist | costume | earrings | families | fear | flag | hats | Indians | men | military art | mother | rifles | sadness | soldiers | sword | trees | trellis | women
Associated Places:
Muskingum | North America | Ohio
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7818
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American Master Drawings and Watercolors: Works on Paper from the Colonial Times to the Present (American Federation of Arts, 1976-09-01 - 1977-04-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Guilland Sutherland, British art, 1740-1820 : essays in honor of Robert R. Wark, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Huntington Library: San Marino, CA, 1992, pp. 205-233, N6766 B73 1992 (LC) [ORBIS]

Martin West, Bouquet’s Expedition Against the Ohio Indians, Kent State University Press, Kent State University Press, 2017, (Available online in Orbis) [ORBIS]


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