Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
1738-1820
Sibyl. Verso: Drapery study
Pen and black ink, brush and black and gray wash, with white, on gray paper; verso: black and white chalk.
8 3/4 x 6 9/16 inches (223 x 167 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
1970.11:187

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Provenance: 
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.
Bibliography: 

Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 63, repr.

Notes: 

Possibly a portrait of Lady Emma Hamilton.

Associated names: 

Margary, Harry, former owner.
Charles, Robert H., Mrs., donor.

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