Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 19 x 23 cm.
Sender: Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Recipient: Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (1782-1841-)
Description: One page handwritten letter dated April 7, 1817 from Benjamin West to sculptor Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (West gives his name as "Mr. Chantery"). West requests figures by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for a Royal Academy exhibition. He also refers to works by Chantrey entered into the exhibition.
Also included are two transcripts of the letter (one typed and one handwritten) and a sheet of notes on West's life in an unknown hand.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous manuscripts collection,
Rights Statement: U.S. public domain
Citation: Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1817 Apr. 7. Miscellaneous manuscripts collection, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 13779
- Canova, Antonio
- Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)