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Brush and brown and black wash, with tan gouache, heightened with white gouache, with incising, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid card
Possibly signed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "B. West"; inscribed verso, lower left on mount, in graphite: "Benj. West."; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Doct. Partridge/ with Mrs. Margary‘s" [?]; lower right, in graphite: "KE"
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 69, cat. 40 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Gifts of a Lifetime, Old Master Drawings,” Dec. 11 1998–Mar. 28, 1999, checklist 40.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 69, cat. 40 (ill.).
Mrs. Margary; given to Doctor Partridge [inscription on the mount]. E. Maurice Bloch; sold, Christie’s, New York, Jan. 9, 1991, lot 30, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA.; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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