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Benjamin West
1738–1820

Elizabeth Linley and her son, Thomas Sheridan

Full screen

Medium
Black chalk on lilac coloured paper
On the original backing sheet
Size
13 ¾ × 8 ¾ inches · 350 × 222 mm
Notes
Signed and dated ‘B. West 1775’, lower right,
also inscribed verso of backing sheet: ‘Mother and Child – a study from nature’
and signed ‘Benjⁿ West’
Collections
  • Private collection, USA, to 2017.
Literature
  • For the portrait see: Helmut Von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, cat. no.696, p.552; 
  • Alex Kidson, Earlier British Paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House, Liverpool, 2012, pp.238-239. 

Private collection, USA