Benjamin West

American, 1738-1820

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Benjamin West

American, 1738-1820

160 followers

Extremely popular among the 18th-century British aristocracy and royalty, Benjamin West’s work is …

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Extremely popular among the 18th-century British aristocracy and royalty, Benjamin West’s work is primarily composed of commissioned portraits and history paintings. West is best known for his 1770 painting The Death of General Wolfe, which caused a stir when it was displayed at the Royal Academy because the figures …

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