1963.0047 A Painting

Painting

  • Title:

    A View on the Susquehanna River

  • Category:

    Paintings

  • Creator (Role):

    Benjamin West (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1767

  • Materials:

    Oil paint; Canvas

  • Techniques:

    Painted

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0047 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1963.0047 A

Object Name

Painting

Title

A View on the Susquehanna River

Category

Paintings

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fraad, Jr.

Creator (Role)

Benjamin West (Artist)
10/10/1738-03/01/1820
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

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1767

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Lower left; B. West 1767.

Subjects

Landscape

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Painted

Dimensions (inches)

14 (H) , 18 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

35.5 (H) , 45.6 (W)

Measurement Notes

H at proper right stretcher. W at bottom stretcher.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richardson, Edgar P. 1986 American Paintings and Related Pictures in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published as cat. no. 25, pp. 44-5.
[Book] von Erffa, Helmut & Staley, Allen. 1986 The Paintings of Benjamin West.
Published as cat. no. 468, pp. 427-428.
[Article] Grant, M. H. 1952 "Some 'Unexpected' Landscapes,". Connoisseur. CXXIX: 78.
See fig. no. 2.
[Catalogue] Christian, Mary. 2006 Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters.
Published as cat. no. 1, p. 22.
[Book] Hedquist, Marion. Windows to the World.