London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
Raphael Lamar West (London 1769-1850 Bushey Heath)
Jason and the Dragon, after Rosa
with inscriptions 'No. 8' 'Copy Jason S Rosa RL West £' (verso)
pencil, pen and brown ink
17 5/8 x 11¼ in. (446 x 286 mm.)
The artist's family, and by descent to
Mrs P. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1979, as by Benjamin West.
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H. von Erffa and A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, no. 518, p. 448, note 1.
This drawing is a copy after the etching of similar size by Salvator Rosa (Bartsch 18).
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Please note that this lot is being sold with no reserve.
This painting is one of only a handful of portraits by the artist of his daughter Clara Serena, who died aged just 12 years old
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