The present drawing relates to another more finished sheet, exhibited Kate de Rothschild and Morton Morris and Company, Old Master and English Drawings, June-July 1980, no. 27, and illustrated by H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, p. 399. Von Erffa and Staley suggest that that sheet may have been the St George and the Dragon; a drawing exhibited by Raphael West at the Royal Academy, 1784. They also mention the existence of a smaller drawing of the same subject, signed with initials, which is probably the present sheet.
We are grateful to Allen Staley for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.