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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.

  • ARTIST: Benjamin West

  • PUBLISHER: Published July 26th 1779 by John Boydell, engraver in Cheapside London.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: 1779.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 19 15/16 x 25 5/16" (50.5 x 64.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: 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 .” <br><br> 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.


  • CONDITION: Three repaired tears in left side of margin, into image, expertly repaired. Small paper fill in title. Slight rubbing in outer margins.