Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
1738-1820
Procession of Romans after the Ara Pacis, Rome. Verso: Sketch of robed figure
Black and white chalk, on gray paper; verso: black chalk.
8 x 10 1/2 inches (202 x 268 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
1970.11:164

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Provenance: 
Estate of the artist; by descent; Claire Francis, descendent of Benjamin West; sale, London, Christie's, 14 March 1967.
Bibliography: 

Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 2, repr.

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Watermark: fragment of fleur-de-lis inscribed in circle.
This drawing shows the relief of the procession on the north side of the altar of the Ara Pacis in Rome.

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Francis, Claire, former owner.
Charles, Robert H., Mrs., donor.

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