VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
The artist's family, and by descent to
Mrs P. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1979, lot 12.
Please note that this lot is being sold with no reserve.
Supplement to La Belle Assemblée - A Correct Catalogue of the Works by Benjamin West, Esq., published in Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, otherwise known as La Belle Assemblée, 1808, no. 265. H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, no. 163, note 4, p. 249.