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, as by Benjamin West.
Please note that this lot is being sold with no reserve.
H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, no. 518, p. 448, note 1.