Wednesday 11 March 2015

A Gallery of Benjamin West

Benjamin West PRA (Springfield, Province of Pennsylvania, America, 10th October 1738 – London, England, 11th March 1820)

Benjamin West, the iconic history painter whose career took him from America to England, died on this day. A darling of royalty and with a list of clients and pupils that included some very illustrious names, I hope you enjoy this gallery of his work!

Self Portrait, 1819

John Eardley Wilmot, 1812 

Self Portrait, 1770

Saint Cecilia, 1761

Anna Maria Shutz, Lady Griffin

The Death of Nelson, 1806

Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds, 1769

Mrs Worrell as Hebe, 1770

Lady Beauchamp-Proctor, 1778

Self Portrait, 1793


Art Ramirez said...

Greatly admired and patronised by King George III but disliked greatly by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, that he gave away (got rid of) several paintings done for King George III on his succession.

Catherine Curzon said...

Such a shame; I do love his work!

Regencyresearcher said...

I hadn't realized he was so early---so Georgian. Very influential in England and in the establishment of the Royal Academy. I believe he was best known for his large paintings of scenes/events.

Catherine Curzon said...

Indeed he was!