Birth Place of Benjamin West.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00417
Title: Birth Place of Benjamin West.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: 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.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist
Major - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler