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Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter associated with 43 portraits
Artist associated with 39 portraits
The American artist Benjamin West settled in London in 1763 where he became successful as a portraitist and history painter. His painting of The Death of General Wolfe (1770-71), was particularly innovative in its use of classical conventions of history painting to portray a modern event. West succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as President of the Royal Academy from 1792 to 1820.

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D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D17296

Benjamin West with a bust of George III

by Henry Bone, after Benjamin West
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1804 (1793)
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D37699

Benjamin West

by George Dawe, published by and after Andrew Robertson
mezzotint, published 10 May 1804
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Benjamin West

by George Dawe, published by and after Andrew Robertson
mezzotint, published 10 May 1804
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D12138

Benjamin West

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 September 1809 (3 March 1793)
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Benjamin West

by Charles Muss, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pen and ink, before 1824 (1810)
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D37688

Benjamin West

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 13 April 1813 (circa 1810)
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Benjamin West

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 13 April 1813 (circa 1810)
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D37816

Benjamin West

by and published by James Fittler, after George Henry Harlow
line engraving, published 8 April 1817
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Benjamin West

by and published by James Fittler, after George Henry Harlow
line engraving, published 8 April 1817
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D37697

Benjamin West

by and published by Robert Newton, after Sir William John Newton
line engraving, published 1 August 1818
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D37698

Benjamin West

by and published by Robert Newton, after Sir William John Newton
line engraving, published 1 August 1818
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D38591

Benjamin West

by Charles Theodosius Heath, published by William Johnstone White, after Sir William John Newton
engraving, published 1818
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Benjamin West

by Charles Theodosius Heath, after Sir William John Newton
line engraving, published 1818
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D11328

Benjamin West

by and published by William Say, after James Green
mezzotint, published 1818
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D37690

Benjamin West

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1844
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D37691

Benjamin West

published by Robert Simpson, published by Ackermann & Co
mezzotint, published 1 April 1844
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D2931

Benjamin West; James Wolfe (on reverse)

by W. Wilson, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, and after Benjamin West
bronze medal, 1866
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Benjamin West

by D.P. Pariset, published by and after Pierre-Etienne Falconet
stipple engraving, 1768
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