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Title:

Christ healing the sick in the temple

Maker:

West, Benjamin; painter; American artist, 1738-1820

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1780 1781

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

An early design for the decoration of Windsor Castle chapel.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 90.5, cm
width, 69.8, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1908; Fairfax Murray, Charles

Provenance:

West family; Benjamin West posthumous sale, London, Robins, 20-5 May 1829 (128), bt. Wood

Notes:

Engraved: by Benjamin Smith, published 1813.

Inscription(s):

; verso, frame; white chalk; 20 ?
label; verso; MS; A sketch in C... / for one of the Windows..... / George's Chapel... / the late Benjamin [West] [Presi] / dent of the Royal Academy / Price £50
; verso; red chalk; 2622
stencil; verso, stretcher; 2447 (?last figure)
; verso, canvas; black paint; 439K
label; verso, frame; MS; West Esq / Horsham

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 278-279

Erffa, Helmut von. Staley, Alan. 1986. The Paintings of Benjamin West.p. 346
cat. no. 335, reproduced

Dillenberger, John. 1977. Benjamin West, the context of his life's work with a particuliar attention to paintings with religious subjects matter.San Antonio: p. 71, 81, 115-117
Reproduced (black and white) p.74

Accession:

Object Number: 656
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 4021; input: 2000-04-14; modified: 2011-02-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/4021





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