Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
1738-1820
Sketches for Windows at Fonthill Abbey. Verso: Four sketches similar to those on the recto
Black chalk on paper; verso: black chalk.
9 1/8 x 7 5/16 inches (233 x 185 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
1970.11:127

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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. 60, repr.

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Watermark: Portal & Co. (Churchill, p. 52)
The subject of the drawing, a winged figure, is a theme from Revelation, XII.

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

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