Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
1738-1820
Two Sketches of a Male Nude Seated on a Rock, and Study of Arm
Black and white chalk, on gray-brown paper.
6 15/16 x 10 5/16 inches (176 x 262 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
1970.11:195
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. 114.

Notes: 

Watermark on the old mat, which has been removed: Letters "IHS" surmounted by cross, (Christogram), (fragment; close to Heawood 2969-70).

Associated names: 

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

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