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“Benjamin West, Esq., President of the Royal Academy, Etc.,” in Public Characters of 1805 (London, 1805), p. 565.
“Biographical Sketch of Benjamin West, Esq., President of the Royal Academy, Etc., Etc.,” Universal Magazine 3 (June 1805), p. 530.
“A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Benjamin West, Esq.,” La Belle Assemblée, or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine 4 (1808), suppl., p. 17.
John Galt, The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of London (London, 1820), vol. 2, p. 227.
Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen (London, 1969), vol. 1, p. 133, under no. 1160.
Esther Sparks, “Three Narrative Paintings by Benjamin West in the Collection,” Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin 68 (1974), pp. 5 (ill.), 7.
John Dillenberger, Benjamin West: The Context of His Life’s Work with Particular Attention to Paintings with Religious Subject Matter (San Antonio, 1977), pp. 170, 202, 206.
Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West (New Haven and London, 1986), pp. 196–97, no. 62 (ill.).
Malcolm Warner in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1996), pp. 298–301 (ill.).
London, West’s Gallery, 1822–28, no. 112.
London, British Institution, 1833, no. 3.
Chicago, Arts Club, “The Horse as Motif, 1200 B.C.–1966 A.D.,” 1975, no. 36.
Benjamin West (died 1820); by descent to his sons, Raphael Lamar West and Benjamin West, Jr; sold Robins, London, 22–25 May 1829, no. 110, to W. J. Ward for £68; W. J. Ward to at least 1833 [lent by him to the British Institution that year]. Sold at a house sale in Dubuque, Iowa, 1971, to Vincent F. Carney, Rochelle, Ill. [letter of Vincent F. Carney to Esther Sparks, 7 July 1973, in curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute, 1972.
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