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American School
18th century
Two Designs for an Ornament. Verso: Sketch of a sculpture of an eagle on a base.
Pen and black ink over black chalk, on paper; verso: graphite.
14 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches (365 x 379 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.

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Inscribed in pen and brown ink, "Mr. ["r" superscript] Hamilton". Various inscriptions in pen and brown ink concerning the execution of the design.

Estate of Benjamin West (1738-1820); by descent; Harry Margary, the great-grandson of Maria West (daughter of Raphael Lamar West, and granddaughter of Benjamin West); Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London; from whom purchased 60 drawings, 17 June 1964, and 197 drawings, 15 February 1965, by M. Knoedler and Co., Inc.; from whom purchased 257 drawings by the Morgan Library in 1970.

Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 266.

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Margary, Harry, former owner.

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