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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820



  • Existence: 1738 - 1820


Benjamin West (1738-1820), British North American artist.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of speech delivered to the Royal Academy, 28 February 1792, 1792 February 28

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: Reynolds 56
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents:

Speech delivered to the Royal Academy at a special meeting held after Reynolds' death.

Dates: 1792 February 28

Album of watercolors and drawings.

Call Number: GEN MSS 831
Abstract: The collection primarily consists of an album filled with drawings, prints, ephemera, and manuscript poems, letters, dedicatory inscriptions, and notes collected or created by John Charles Denham. The album contains 107 small drawings and sketches in graphite, ink, and watercolor by prominent British artists from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries such as Richard Parkes Bonington, John Flaxman, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Paul Sandby, J. M. W. Turner, and Benjamin West, as well as...
Dates: 1777-1935 1790-1835, bulk 1790-1835

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000

A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.

Dates: circa 1860

Julius Ibbetson letter to Benjamin West, 1816 September 3

 Item — Box 1, Folder: Ibbetson 1
Call Number: MSS 84
Scope and Contents:

Concerning West's Death on a Pale Horse and Ibbetson's work in Masham.

Dates: 1816 September 3

Charles Robert Leslie Collection

Call Number: MSS 15

The collection comprises sketchbooks, writings, and correspondence by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) and his family.

Dates: circa 1812-1900

Letter : London, to Henry Finck, 1797 Mar 16

 Part of Collection — Box 56: [Barcode: 39002137225315], Folder: GROUP 2140, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS with address leaf.

Dates: 1797 Mar 16

Letter to Mr. West, [1790] April 8

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: Reynolds 29
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

Offering to send his coach if West wishes to accompany him to see the drawings in the collection of Mr. Hankey. Ingamells no. 200.

Verso: graphite sketch by West (23 x 26 cm).

Dates: [1790] April 8

Letter to Thomas Leslie, 1812 February 2

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: The letter is sent from No. 82, Great Titchfield Street, Fitzroy Square, addressed to Thomas Leslie at Number 48 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia. Charles writes a lengthy letter to his brother, telling him of his experiences in London during his artistic training. He acknowledges a recent letter from Thomas that arrived on the Anna Maria and makes some remarks and inquiries about mutual acquaintances, mentioning a captain who is sailing to America and a...
Dates: 1812 February 2

Jules David Prown papers

Call Number: MS 1749

The papers consist of correspondence, subject files and writings documenting the professional career of Jules Prown in the field of art history.

Dates: 1954-2018

Joshua Reynolds Archive

Call Number: MSS 30

The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.

Dates: 1749-1816

John Trumbull papers

Call Number: MS 506

The papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial records, and writings which document the artistic career, business ventures, and personal life of John Trumbull. The papers also include correspondence, diaries, and financial and legal records of other Trumbull family members and of related Huntington, Lanman, Silliman, and Wadsworth family members. Files of Theodore Sizer containing his research material and writings on John Trumbull are also in the papers.

Dates: 1750-1961

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Archival Object 8
Collection 6
Correspondence 3
Engravings (prints) 2
Graphite drawings 2
Letters 2
Painting, American 2