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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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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 Wi...

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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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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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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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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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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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Munn, Charles Allen, 1859-1924
Dates:
1788-1917
Size:
70 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.munnchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A diary of Charles Wilson Peale, 1788-1789; letters, an account book, 1816, and a letter book, 1809-1810, of John Trumbull; and a brief manuscript autobiography of Benjamin West.

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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...

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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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