MR. WEST AND FAMILY. : TO HER IMPERIAL MAJESTY OF ALL THE RUSSIA'S : THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, BY HER MOST DUTIFUL AND OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANTS.

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Benjamin West


Mr. West and Family. : To her Imperial Majesty of all the Russia's : this plate is respectfully dedicated, by her most dutiful and obedient humble servants.

Stipple engraving, 1779.
Image size 19 15/16 x 25 5/16" (50.5 x 64.3 cm).
Three repaired tears in left side of margin, into image, expertly repaired. Small paper fill in title. Slight rubbing in outer margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 44083
Price: $1,750.00
Publisher : Published July 26th 1779 by John Boydell, engraver in Cheapside London.
Under image, the following engraved inscription: (Left) “Painted by Benjn. West Historical Painter to his Majesty.” (Right) “Engraved by G. S. & J. G. Facius” and “George Sigmund and John Gottlieb Facius .”

A portrait of Benjamin West's family. Benjamin West (1738-1820) was an American born painter who had a deep influence on the historical painting genre in Britain, where he served as a painter for King George III. He was also a founder and president of the Royal Academy in London.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Artists, Musicians & Writers

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