Benjamin West

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Benjamin West
1738-1820
Compositional Study for the "Baptism of Christ"
Black chalk on light brown paper; squared for transfer in white chalk.
14 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches (365 x 314 mm)
Gift of Joseph F. McCrindle.
1983.90
Provenance: 
Joseph F. McCrindle.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 314-315.

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This is a preparatory study for the painting, "The Baptism of Christ," executed for the King's Chapel at Windsor, and now at the War Memorial Chapel, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina. Another study for this painting, the figure of Christ, is in the Morgan collection, 1970.11:16.

Associated names: 

McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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