Raphael Lamar West

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Raphael Lamar West
St Michael
Graphite on paper; squared and numbered for transfer.
26 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches (672 x 436 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Robert H. Charles.
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.

Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 225, repr.


There is an almost identical West drawing, though in reverse, in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino. The squaring and numbering on the Morgan sheet suggest that the drawing was executed in preparation for a painting or a print.

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

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