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Benjamin West selected papers from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1755-1819

Benjamin West selected papers from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1755-1819

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

Painter, Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 5 partial microfilm reels.

Summary: REEL P20 (fr.679): Memorandum by Anne M. Smith, 1855 Mar. 27, concerning Benjamin West's "Death of Socrates" and "View of Conestoga Creek."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter. Born in Pennsylvania, moved to London, where his studio became a center for expatriate Americans.

Provenance

Material on reel P25 microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Material on reel 4560 lent for microfilming in 1991 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. [Account book and one sketchbook are filmed on both reels].

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels P20, P23-P25 & 4560 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

Reel 4560: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

How to Cite This Collection

Benjamin West selected papers from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1755-1819. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.