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Creator Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title Characters in the Streets of London
Date 1799
Medium Brown wash with pen and brown ink on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 7/8 x 15 13/16 inches (30.2 x 40.2 cm) Image: 9 1/16 x 12 7/8 inches (23 x 32.7 cm)
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Inscribed on verso in pen with brown ink, upper center: "Characters in the Streets of London. | Benj'm West"; in graphite, lower right: "BENJAMIN WEST: CHARACTERS IN THE | STREETS OF LONDON"; in graphite, lower right: "75/2/3/10", Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "B. West | 1799"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.6314
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666599
Subject Terms aprons | baskets | bench | dresses | drinking | fish | food | genre subject | hats | men | milkmaid | sitting | standing | women
Place Represented England | London | United Kingdom
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