29 January 2015
Studio of Gilbert Stuart (North Kingstown, RI 1755-1828 Boston)
Portrait of Benjamin West, P.R.A., half-length
oil on canvas
28¼ x 36 in. (71.7 x 91.4 cm.)
Hamilton sale, c. 1860, as Gainsborough (according to a label on the reverse), where acquired by
Charles Blake, Motspur Park, Northumberland, from whom inherited in 1896 by his niece,
Miss A. M. Shrimpton Giles, Chelsea.
with Scott & Fowles, New York, by 1921 (no. 580), from whom acquired by the family of the present owner.
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Please note that the dimensions for this lot should read 36 x 28¼ in. (91.4 x 71.7 cm.).
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