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Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1817 Apr. 7

Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1817 Apr. 7

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

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Title: Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey

Date: 1817 Apr. 7

Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 19 x 23 cm.

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.

Creator: West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

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