Christ showing a little Child as the Emblem of Heaven drawing, 1810

This drawing is a pen sketch that depicts Christ as a large figure on the left of the composition and a smaller female figure, both holding up a baby in the center.The grid in pencil over the image indicates that the drawing was a study for a larger painting. West previously painted the subject in 1...

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Main Author: Benjamin West, 1730-1813 (Creator)
Collection:Benjamin West Drawings (#3149)
Date:1810
Dimensions:28.7 x 32.5 cm
Call Number:3149
Box Number:Box 2
Folder Number:Folder 3
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Please contact Historical Society of Pennsylvania Rights and Reproductions (rnr@hsp.org)
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/12934
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Summary: This drawing is a pen sketch that depicts Christ as a large figure on the left of the composition and a smaller female figure, both holding up a baby in the center.The grid in pencil over the image indicates that the drawing was a study for a larger painting. West previously painted the subject in 1790 in a different composition.
This drawing is one of a small collection of drawings created by American-born artist Benjamin West (1738-1820) during his career in London (circa 1765-circa 1819).