St. Luke ink drawing, 1785

This drawing portrays St. Luke the Evangelist as a seated figure atop a rock on the right side of the composition facing the left. St. Luke is looking at a scroll in his hand. West depicted the head and shoulders of a bull, the symbol of St. Luke, on the lower left. West signed his name and date on...

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Main Author: Benjamin West, 1730-1813 (Creator)
Collection:Benjamin West Drawings (#3149)
Date:1785
Dimensions:21 x 21 cm
29.5 x 31 cm
Box Number:Box 2
Folder Number:Folder 8
Format: Electronic
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Copyright:Public Domain
Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/4984
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Summary: This drawing portrays St. Luke the Evangelist as a seated figure atop a rock on the right side of the composition facing the left. St. Luke is looking at a scroll in his hand. West depicted the head and shoulders of a bull, the symbol of St. Luke, on the lower left. West signed his name and date on the rock atop which St. Luke sits. The drawing was executed in pen with sepia and blue washes.

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).