Inscribed Benjamin West 179[...] (on the stick of sealing wax on the inkstand to the left).
127 × 102 cm (50 × 40 1/8 in.)
Gift of the Family of Byron L. Smith
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Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and Architecture (Chicago, 1917), p. 153, no. 432.
Frederic Fairchild Sherman, “The Art of Benjamin West,” Art in America 6 (April 1918), pp. 156, 157, ill.
Ehrich Galleries, One Hundred Early American Paintings (New York, 1918), p. 154, ill.
Friends of American Art, Sixth Year Book (Chicago, 1918), p. 27, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, Paintings, and Drawings (Chicago, 1920), p. 55, no. 557.
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture and Paintings (Chicago, 1922), p. 59, no. 557.
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings (Chicago, 1923), p. 59, no. 557.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago, 1925), pp. 82, ill., 157, no. 557.
Russell Walton Thorpe, “Benjamin West,” Antiquarian 7 (November 1926), p. 41, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago, 1932), pp. 102, ill., 176.
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 481.
Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West (New Haven and London, 1986), pp. 575–76, no. 734, ill.
Malcolm Warner in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1996), pp. 296–8, ill.
Stockholm, Academy of Arts, Uställning av Amerikansk Konst, 1930, no. 110, ill.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Benjamin West: 1738–1820, 1938, no. 42.
Urbana, University of Illinois (Illini Union Building), on loan, 1941–51.
Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1916; sold by to the Friends of American Art, Chicago, and presented to the Art Institute, 1916 [Day Book 7, p. 126, Registrar’s office]; transferred to the Byron L. Smith Collection, 1918 [Day Book 8, p. 145, Registrar’s office].
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