Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
Achilles Wearing the Armor Brought by Thetis
Pen and brown ink, on paper.
9 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches (252 x 206 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.

On verso, invitation (printed except for name and address which are written by hand) addressed to "Benjamin West Esq/Newman Street," to attend the quarterly general meeting of the Governors and Guardians of the Foundling Hospital on 30 December 1807 at one o'clock (West was a Governor of the Foundling Hospital).

Estate of the artist; 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.
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Margary, Harry, former owner.
Charles, Robert H., Mrs., donor.


Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and His Son, Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 82, repr.

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