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Portrait of Benjamin West

1971.1665 (RS118347)

Description

Black and white engraving of portrait painter Benjamin West. He is dressed in a long robe and standing in front of his easel. Molded wooden frame with an interior band of gesso and gilt.

Details

Maker
Rolls, Charles (Engraver)
Date
1/1/1842
Publication Date
Inscriptions
Inscribed: Painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A./Engraved by Charles Rolls./Benjamin West, P.R.A./Printed by Brooker & Harrison/New York. Published Jan 1, 1842, by William Hayward, the Proprietor,/and sold by Thomas Boys, XI Golded Square, London. A label on the back reads: A.A. Childs & Co./Looking Glass/ and/Picture-Frame Manufacturers,/19 Tremont St., Boston./Old Engravings and Oil Paintings/ cleaned & restored./Old Frames Regilt.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
Man
men (male humans)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
West, Benjamin
Dimensions
32.125 x 22.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1665
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12534

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