Agrippina with her Child going through the Roman Camp, when in a state of mutiny

This pen drawing depicts the story of Agrippina and her son Caligula attempting to leave a Roman camp in the midst of a mutiny. Agrippina is standing towards the middle-right of the composition with a line of maids following her leading off the right side of the page. Soldiers to the left kneel and...

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Main Author: Benjamin West, 1730-1813 (Creator)
Collection:Benjamin West Drawings (#3149)
Dimensions:23 x 32.5 cm
36.5 x 46 cm
Box Number:Box 3
Folder Number:Folder 8
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/12972
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Summary: This pen drawing depicts the story of Agrippina and her son Caligula attempting to leave a Roman camp in the midst of a mutiny. Agrippina is standing towards the middle-right of the composition with a line of maids following her leading off the right side of the page. Soldiers to the left kneel and cower away from Agrippina. Faint lines in the background indicate the camp and soldiers clamoring. The date of the drawing is unknown and West portrayed multiple depictions of Agrippina throughout his career. This could be a study for an etching currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art dated circa 1785-1800 (Accession Number: 2007-65-14).

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).