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Benjamin West

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, 1791

Oil on canvas
73 9/16 × 109 1/2 in
186.8 × 278.1 cm
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About the work
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall: 186.8 x 278.1 cm (73 9/16 x 109 1/2 in.)
overall: 186.8 x 278.1 cm (73 9/16 x 109 1/2 in.)
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Benjamin West
American, 1738–1820
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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 were shown wearing contemporary clothing rather than classical garb. Later in his career, West began to focus on religious subject matter in his work and began to devote a great deal of effort to teaching American-born artists in England, such as Charles Willson Peale and Matthew Pratt.

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About the work
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall: 186.8 x 278.1 cm (73 9/16 x 109 1/2 in.)
overall: 186.8 x 278.1 cm (73 9/16 x 109 1/2 in.)
Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Benjamin West
American, 1738–1820
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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 were shown wearing contemporary clothing rather than classical garb. Later in his career, West began to focus on religious subject matter in his work and began to devote a great deal of effort to teaching American-born artists in England, such as Charles Willson Peale and Matthew Pratt.

Benjamin West

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, 1791

Oil on canvas
73 9/16 × 109 1/2 in
186.8 × 278.1 cm
Permanent collection
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