1957.0856 Painting, 1964.2107 Frame
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  • Title:

    American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Negotiations with Great Britain

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Benjamin West (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Oil paint; Canvas

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  • Museum Object Number:


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Object Number


Object Name



American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Negotiations with Great Britain



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Benjamin West (Artist)
Appointed historical painter to king in 1772, and surveyor of the royal pictures in 1790. Co-founded the Royal Academy in London and succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president from 1792 to 1820.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe




Portrait; Historical


Oil paint; Canvas



Dimensions (inches)

28.5 (H) , 36.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

72.3 (H) , 92.07 (W)

Measurement Notes

H at proper right stretcher. W at bottom stretcher.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. 2002 An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum.
Published: figs. 2-3, pp. 155-7.
[Book] Richardson, Edgar P. 1986 American Paintings and Related Pictures in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 38, pp. 72-3.
[Article] Sweeney, John A. H. 11//1971 Paintings in the Winterthur Collection. Antiques. 100 (5): 758-767.
Published: fig. no. 5, p. 762.
[Catalogue] Baum, Kelly, et al. 2016 Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. 117; 327
Published: p. 117 & 327
[Article] Van Buymbeke, Bertrand. 2014 La Guerre Qui a Fait L'Amerique. 16-20.

[Book] Herring, George C. 2012 From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776.

[Book] Peterson, Dennis. 2013 American Government.

[Electronic] Berger, Joachim, et al. 2014 Europaische Geoschichte Online (European History Online). Leibniz Institut fur Europlaische http://www.ieg-ego.eu/introduction-2010-en

[Other] National Building Museum. House and Home.

[Book] Bomford, David. 2014 Unfinished Paintings: Narratives of the Non-Finito.

[Book] Grossman, Loyd. 2015 Benjamin West and the Struggle to Be Modern.

[Book] Gelles, Edith B. 2009 Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage.

[Digital Medium] Twin Cities Public Television & WGBH. 2007 Alexander Hamilton.

[Book] Horton, Rosalind. 2010 Great American Documents: The Landmark Documents in Our History.

[Book] Jones, Jacqueline, et al. 2008 Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States, To 1877. 1.

[Book] Semkiw, Walter. 2006 Born Again : Reincarnation Cases Involving International Celebrities, India's Political Legends and Film Stars.

[Digital Medium] WGBH. 2008 We Shall Remain: Part II - Tecumseh's Vision.

[Digital Medium] The Discovery Channel. 2007 The American Revolution.

[Book] Hogan, Margaret A. & Taylor, C. James. 2007 My Dearest Friend: Letters of John and Abigail Adams.