- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on wood panel
- 92.1 x 74.3 cm (36 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: l.l.: By...and Dec 10 17...Royal Academy London.
- Probably part of the artist's estate at his death and sold by his sons through Robins, London, June 20-22, 1829; Percy A. Rockefeller, New York; to his wife, Isabel S. Rockefeller, New York, 1935; Ehrich Galleries, New York; Knoedler & Co. Inc, New York, 1942; sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1942; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Lionel Cust, History of the Society of Dilettanti (London, England, 1898), pp. 230-231
City Art Museum of St. Louis, An Exhibition of Early American Portraiture 1750-1850. Supplement to the Bulletin of the Saint Louis Museum, exh. cat. (St. Louis, MO, 1930), p. 10, no. 42
The Percy A. Rockefeller Loan Collection of American Historical Portraits, exh. cat., University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, 1939), p. 20, no. 33
Portraits of Twelve American Artists by Themselves and Their Friends, exh. cat., Knoedler Galleries (New York, NY, 1942), no. 2
Fogg Art Museum and Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Real and Ideal in American Art, exh. cat. (Cambridge, MA, Summer 1948), cat. 3
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 13, ill.
Ann C. van Devanter, "Benjamin West and His Self-Portraits", The Magazine Antiques (April 1973), pp. 764-771, p. 770
John Dillenberger, Benjamin West: The Context of His Life's Work With Particular Attention to Paintings with Religious Subject Matter, Trinity University Press (San Antonio, TX, 1977), p. 7, fig. 3
Ann Uhry Abrams, The Valiant Hero: Benjamin West and Grand-Style History Painting, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, D.C, 1985), pp. 22-24, fig. 7, and note 11, p. 212
Ann Uhry Abrams, The Valiant Hero: Benjamin West and Grand-Style History Painting, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC, 1985), pp. 22-24, 212, fig. 7, and note 11, p. 212
Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1986), pp. 452-53, no. 529
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 518-19, cat. 485, ill.
- Exhibition History
Early American Portraiture, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 11/01/1930 - 11/30/1930
The Percy A. Rockefeller Loan Collection of American Historical Portraits, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 11/14/1939 - 12/31/1939
Portraits of Twelve American Artists by Themselves and their Friends, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 03/01/1942 - 03/31/1942; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 04/01/1942 - 04/15/1942; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 05/01/1942 - 06/01/1942
Real and Ideal in American Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1948 - 09/01/1948
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004
- Subjects and Contexts
Google Art Project
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