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Benjamin West papers
Two letters by Benjamin West, one dated September 14, 1814, offering admission to view West’s painting Christ Rejected and thanks for magazine notices; the other dated March 25, 1816, requesting money for his eldest son.
Biographical Historical Note
Benjamin West was a portrait and history painter in London, England. Born in Pennsylvania, in 1763 he moved to London and opened his own studio. In 1772 he was appointed the court historical painter to King George III. West served as president of the Royal Academy, 1792-1815.