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

The Music Lesson

Benjamin West, P.R.A.* (1738-1820)
The Music Lesson
signed and dated 'B.West 1798'
oil on canvas
14.1/8 x 18.3/8in. (36 x 46.7cm.)
G. Cooper; Christie's, London, July 6, 1925, lot 100 (25gns. to Rothchild [sic.]).
with Victor Spark, New York, from whom purchased by the present owner on March 14, 1947.
H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, 1986, p. 423, no. 456, illustrated.
Boston, Boston Symphony Hall, 1946.

Lot Essay

A related drawing of the three figures with some differences in costume and without any background detail was with Thos. Agnew's, London, in 1982.