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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 405

    Benjamin West, P.R.A (Pennsylvania 1738-1820 London)

    Studies for Paddington Canal: figures on a launch (recto); a man in a top hat (verso)

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    Benjamin West, P.R.A (Pennsylvania 1738-1820 London)
    Studies for Paddington Canal: figures on a launch (recto); a man in a top hat (verso)
    black chalk on oatmeal paper
    3¾ x 4 3/8 in. (96 x 112 mm.); and a sheet of studies of landscape and figure studies (2)


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    The double-sided sketch is related to a finished painting by West, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 as 'The Paddington passage boats returning from Uxbridge in the evening' and now in the Detroit Institute of Arts (H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, no. 466).

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    Provenance

    The artist's family, and by descent to
    Mrs P. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1979, part of lot 11.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is being sold with no reserve.