Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West in extra-illustrated form, circa 1816-1820
Contains the unbounded former volume 2 of the extra illustrated version of John Galt’s The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West: pages 76, 82, 85, 86, 88, 95, 113, 136, 169.
Contains print of landscapes and portraits, a handwritten bill, and original artwork. Original artwork includes an untitled sketch in pen of a women mending cloth; The Rape of Proserpine, a drawing in ink, and sepia and blue wash depicting the Roman goddess Proserpine being abducted by the god of the underworld; and The Captive, a Study for the Picture, a drawing in pencil and wash with “Barabus,” written on the front, likely a sketch for a larger painting.
Manuscripts; Drawings; Printed Matter