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American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: Benjamin West, American, active Great Britain, 1738–1820

Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus

1768

Oil on canvas

64 1/2 × 94 1/2 in. (163.8 × 240 cm)
Gift of Louis M. Rabinowitz
1947.16
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Dr. Robert Drummond, Archbishop of York, from 1768; Drummond family; E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York, about 1947; Louis M. Rabinowitz, New York, about 1947; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Charles Seymour, “Louis Mayer Rabinowitz,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 23 (September 1957): 14, fig. 8.

Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Galina Gorokhoff, A Checklist of American Paintings at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 166, no. 1739, ill.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 54–55, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 132–33, fig. 131.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 390, fig. 1.

Angela Miller et al., American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2008), 125, fig. 4.33.

Douglas Fordham, British Art and the Seven Years’ War: Allegiance and Autonomy (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), 206, fig. 72.

Michelle Facos, An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art (New York: Routledge, 2011), 29, fig. 2.2.

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Nineteenth-Century European Art, ed. Sarah Touborg (Boston: Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2012), 55.

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.