Study for "The Death of the Earl of Chatham". Verso: Study for the right half of the same composition
Black chalk on blue paper; verso: black chalk.
7 7/16 x 11 inches (189 x 279 mm)
Purchased as a gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
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The men depicted in the study are identified by the artist's inscriptions: "Rockingham, Abingdon (?), Richmond, Camden, Shelbourne, Temple, Manchester, Portland, Mr ["r" superscript] Pitt, Cumberland, Secretarys of State (?), Mansfield, York, Canterbury, Chancellor, Brocklesby, Mahon."
Estate of the artist; by descent; Claire Francis, descendent of Benjamin West; sale, London, Christie's, 14 March 1967.
Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 20, repr.
Francis, Claire, former owner.
Charles, Robert H., Mrs., donor.