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Benjamin West: Death of General Wolfe, 1770
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Benjamin West

[American Neoclassical Painter, 1738-1820]

• Relationships: West's many students included John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Mather Brown, John Downman, Ralph Earl, Charles Robert Leslie, John Linnell, Matthew Pratt, Henry Sargent, Edward Savage, John Trumbull and Washington Allston.
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Original works by Benjamin West available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBenjamin West at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
6 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick, later Duke of York, 1778
Venus Consoling Cupid Stung by a Bee, ca.1802

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Fright of Astyanax, pen and ink, 1797

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Angel of the Resurrection, lithograoh

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
The Death of General Wolfe

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK
"Artist of the Month" profile

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Jacob Blessing Ephraim and Manasseh

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
General Thaddeus Kosciusko

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The Demonic Boy, drawing, 1815

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina
The Ascension, ca.1781-82

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina
The Progress of Revealed Religion

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Sir Robert Stuart, Lord of the Admiralty

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Mary Thompson as Rachel at the Well, 1775

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Hamlet: Act Iv, Scene V (ophelia Before The King And Queen)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Ann Allen, Later Mrs. John Penn

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
7 works by or related to the artist

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
The Honorable Mrs. Shute Barrington, 1808

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
4 works online

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
Mother and Child, possibly Mrs Benjamin West Jr, with Benjamin III West

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
2 works online

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Robert Fulton, 1806

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Death of Alexander, 1799

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Benjamin West in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Study for "Christ Rejected"

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
6 works online

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Museum of London, UK
Portrait of the artist and his family in their back garden, 1808-09

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

National Museums Liverpool, UK
The Death of Nelson

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2 portraits viewable online

New-York Historical Society
2 paintings online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Venus and Europa, ca.1768

Norwich Museums, England
Venus comforting Cupid stung by a bee

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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5 works by Benjamin West online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Agrippina and Her Children Mourning over the Ashes of Germanicus

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
The Golden Age

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Benjamin West at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Hepworth Wakefield, England

The Huntington Library, California

The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee
Venus and Cupid, ca.1765
(Note: Images are generally larger than displayed on the museum's web page. Here is a link to the jpg image.)

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Fidelia and Speranza

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
Belisarius Brought to His Family, ink drawing, 1784

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Juno Receiving the Cestus from Venus, 1771

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Three Ladies Making Music, 1798

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
The Raising of Lazarus

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Woodmere Art Museum, Pennsylvania
The Fatal Wounding of Sir Philip Sidney, 1805

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Pharaoh and His Host Lost in the Red Sea, 1792

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Pharaoh and His Host Lost in the Red Sea

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Alexander III of Scotland rescued from the Fury of a Stag, 1784-86
The Golden Age, 1776
Sir Joseph Banks, 1771

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  
Jeremiah Sees a Flowering Almond Branch
Isaiah's Lips Purified by Fire

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
4 works online

Notable SiteBenjamin West at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteBenjamin West at The Artchive  
The Death of General Wolfe, 1770

Notable SiteBenjamin West at The Athenaeum  
22 works online by West

Notable SiteBenjamin West in the Web Gallery of Art  
5 paintings

Notable SiteBenjamin West in the WebMuseum  
A Domestic Affliction

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

California State University WorldImages Database  

13 paintings

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)
Ophelia and Laertes

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser
Romeo and Juliet, 1778

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Apocalyptic Ideas in Old English Literature
Death on a Pale Horse, drawing, 1783

Franklin Electric Co.
Ben Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, ca.1805

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

UK Government Art Collection

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Benjamin West  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"Celebrating Heroes; Celebrating Benjamin West"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West

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America's Old Masters: West, Copley, Peale and Stuart


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Tobias Curing His Fathers Blindness
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Saul Before Samuel and the Prophets
Saul Before Samuel and the Prophets

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The Meeting of Lear and Cordelia
The Meeting of Lear and Cordelia

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Cromwell Dissolving The Long Parliament
Cromwell Dissolving The Long Parliament

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