Item No: pdcc00417
Title: Birth Place of Benjamin West.
Print and Picture Collection
Rural scene showing the house in which the artist Benjamin West was born in 1738. Three trees tower above the house and in a foreground hollow three men stand near two horses harnessed to a covered wagon. The central panel is enclosed with a decorative border, and flanked on both sides by vignettes showing the tools and products of an artist's studio. On the left is shown an easel with an unfinished painting. A brush and palette lie on the floor. On the right a bust mounted on a pedestal is shown surrounded by drapery and a half-opened artist's portfolio.
A917.481 P536 v.5
Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Major - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler