Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West in extra-illustrated form, circa 1815-1820
Contains the unbounded former volume 3 of the extra illustrated version of John Galt’s The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West: pages 1, 8, 51, 53, 81, 86, 88.
Contains prints of portraits and a landscape, and original artwork. Original artwork includes A Sketch for the Demoniac, Introduced in the Picture of Christ Healing the Sick, which Mr. West presented to the Hospital at Philadelphia, an ink and sepia wash drawing dated 1815 that is a study for the painting Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple, completed in 1817 and given to the Pennsylvania Hospital. The demoniac was intended to represent the hospital’s treatment of the mentally ill. The other original artwork in this folder is titled The Resurrection, A study for the picture which was painted for the Church at Barbadoes, a drawing in crayon and wash, the completed painting is at St. George’s Church in Barbados.
Printed Matter; Drawings