Query: West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey
Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1817 Apr 7
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj1
Repository:
Archives of American Art

One page handwritten letter dated April 7, 1817 from Benjamin West to sculptor Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (West gives his name as "Mr. Chantery"). West requests figures by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for a Royal Academy exhibition. He also refers to works by Chantrey entered into the exhibition.

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in AAA.westbenj1 for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Benjamin West collection from the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College
Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1775-1819
Size:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers and drawings selected from collections at Swarthmore College's Friends Historical Library, mainly regarding West's life and painting activities in England. Included are: 15 letters between West and various individuals refering to his paintings, requesting to see his collection and business matters; hand drawn diagrams for King's Chapel at Windsor Castle …

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in AAA.westbenc for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Pennsylvania Hospital art related records
Creators:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dates:
1760-1884
Size:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.pennhosp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

REEL P24: Visitors' book to Benjamin West's painting "Christ Healing the Sick," and related correspondence and printed material, 1817.

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in AAA.pennhosp for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Benjamin West selected papers from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1755-1819
Size:
5 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj3
Repository:
Archives of American Art

REEL P20 (fr.679): Memorandum by Anne M. Smith, 1855 Mar. 27, concerning Benjamin West's "Death of Socrates" and "View of Conestoga Creek."

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in AAA.westbenj3 for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Selected art related documents from the Lea & Febiger records
Creators:
Lea & Febiger
Dates:
1788-1820
Size:
2 Items ((on 2 fr. of microfilm))
Collection ID:
AAA.leafebig
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letter from Benjamin West to Samuel Adams, May 12, 1788, about Mathew(?) Carey, and a letter from Samuel West to Henry Carey, 1820, about Benjamin West.

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in AAA.leafebig for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Letter to Sally (Sara) Coombe
Creators:
Coombe, Thomas, d. 1799
Dates:
1770 Aug. 17
Size:
1 Item ((on 1 microfilm frames))
Collection ID:
AAA.coomthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

To "My Dear Sally," presumably his sister Sarah, Aug. 17, 1770, mentioning Benjamin West's villa on the Thames and hoping that she has seen the portrait that Benbridge painted of him.

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in AAA.coomthom for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Letter to Robert Rutherford
Creators:
Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810
Dates:
1764 June 28
Size:
1 Item ((on 1 fr. of microfilm))
Collection ID:
AAA.shipjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letter to Robert Rutherford from Joseph Shippen, June 28, 1764, concerning paintings by Benjamin West, and other news.

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in AAA.shipjose for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Benjamin West collection
Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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in AAA.westbenj for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers
Creators:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dates:
1766-1789
Size:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.franbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters to Benjamin Franklin from artists or about art related subjects, including busts, engravings, and portraits of Franklin. Among the correspondents are: Jacob W. Duche, William Temple Franklin, Jean Antonine Houdon, John Jay, Samuel Jennings, Thomas Potts, David Rittenhouse, Philip Syng, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Patience Wright. Also included …

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in AAA.franbenj for West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Roberts Vaux letters
Creators:
Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836
Dates:
1811-1833
Size:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.vauxrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters to Roberts Vaux, 1811-1833, from William Dillwyn, Samuel Emlen, Joseph Delaplaine, John F. Watson, Henry Inman, and G. Gibbon, relating to paintings by Benjamin West, paintings by Sully, etc.

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