21 November 2007
Raphael Lamar West (1769-1850)
Figures striving to pull ashore a storm-tossed ship; and A sublime landscape
(1) red chalk, (2) charcoal, pen and grey ink, grey wash, both unframed
10 x 15 5/8 in. (25.4 x 39.7 cm.); and 6 x 9 in, (15.3 x 22.8 cm.) (2)
The artist's family, and by descent to
Mrs P. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1979, parts of lots 25 and 18, where purchased by the present owner, the latter as by Benjamin West.
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A drawing similar to the shore scene in the present lot, Beaching a Boat after Shipwreck by Raphael Lamar West, was sold in these Rooms, 14 March 1967, part of lot 53.
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