Portrait of Benjamin West

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1/1/1842

GUSN

GUSN-12534

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

Descriptive Terms

portraits
engravings (prints)
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
portraits
Picture
Portrait
Unidentified Paper
Glass
Gesso
Gilded
Stipple Engraved
Portrait
Man
Portrait

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Rolls, Charles (Engraver)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

32.125 x 22.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1665

Date

1/1/1842 (Publication Date)

Places

New York state (United States)