Cicero Discovering the Tomb of Archimedes Artist: Benjamin West (American, active Great Britain, 1738–1820)


Oil on canvas


49 1/2 × 71 3/4 in. (125.73 × 182.25 cm)

Credit Line

John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, M.A. (Hon.) 1929, Fund

Accession Number



19th century


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 records is ongoing.

  • Michael Bennett, Clemente Marconi, and Alexandra Sofroniew, Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, ed. Claire L. Lyons, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), 135, fig. fig. 76.
  • Alan Hirshfeld, Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes (New York: Walker Publishing Co., 2009), unpag., ill.
  • Angus Trumble and Mark Aronson, Benjamin West and the Venetian Secret, ed. Julie Lavorgna, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art, 2008), 39, ill.
  • Mary Jaeger, Archimedes and the Roman Imagination (Anne Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2008), 32.
  • Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1986), 175, no. 23, fig. 23.
  • "Recent Gifts and Purchases," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 30, no. 1 (August 1964): 23.
  • Joseph Farington, Windsor Castle. Royal Library, and British Museum, The Diary of Joseph Farington, eds. Kenneth J. Garlick, Angus Macintyre, and Kathryn Cave, 16 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1804).
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landscapes (representations)


Signed l.c. "B. West/1804"

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