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

The Three Sisters

Date:
1783
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and brown ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 x 11 inches (36 x 27.9 cm) and Mount: 17 1/2 x 14 inches (44.5 x 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "The Three Sisters"; on mount, lower right: "J.B."; on verso, upper right: "No: 907. 14 by 11. | Given to me by Himself the | 23d May 1784. | 9(?)"; in graphite, on verso, lower left: "GRAHM | 3808 B | VV432"; on back, lower right: "14 x17 3/8 938(?)"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "Benj'n West | 1783."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Peter Arms Wick
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.32
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baskets | dresses | portrait | sisters | stool | trees | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9299
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