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

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

between 1765 and 1766
Graphite, pen and black ink, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, bege laid paper
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)

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:
Drawings & Watercolors
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
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IIIF Manifest:

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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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