Saul Prophesying (Compositional Study for "Saul Before Samuel and the Prophets")

Benjamin West, American, 1738 - 1820

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about 1812

Pen and brown ink (probably iron gall ink) on wove paper

Sheet: 5 1/2 x 9 1/16 in. (14 x 23 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

D.962.85

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Not signed.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 249.

Robyn Asleson and Shelley M. Bennett, British Paintings at The Huntington, New Haven, Connecticut and London: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in association with Yale University Press, 2001, 568 pp., ill. p. 502.

Provenance

Collection of H. H. Margary; Sotheby's, London, Sale October 25, 1961, lot 21; purchased by Agnew's; sold to Alan Gallery, New York, March 19, 1962; sold to present collection, August 1, 1962.

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