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Artist: Benjamin West, American, 1738 - 1820

Self-Portrait

1758/59

Watercolor on ivory

6.4 x 4.6 cm (2 1/2 x 1 13/16 in.)
Lelia A. and John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, M.A.(Hon.) 1929, Collection
1940.529
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures - Jewelry
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., B.A. 1960 and Galina Gorokhoff, A Checklist of American Paintings at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 167, no. 1744M, ill.

Robin Jaffee Frank, Love and Loss (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000), 3, 36-46, fig. 24.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 132, fig. 129.

Robin Jaffee Frank, “Telling Tales: Three Small Portraits Punctuate a Bigger Story,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 34, fig. 4.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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