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West, Benjamin 1738-1820

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Works: 961 works in 1,271 publications in 3 languages and 16,456 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Registers  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Illustrations  Miscellanea  Sources 
Subject Headings: Painters 
Roles: Illustrator, Other, Artist, Engraver
Classifications: ND237.W45, 759.13
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Drawings by Benjamin West and his son, Raphael Lamar West by Ruth S Kraemer ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The progress of genius, or, Authentic memoirs of the early life of Benjamin West, Esq. president of the Royal Academy, London by John Galt ( )
4 editions published between 1831 and 1832 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin West : allegory and allegiance by Derrick R Cartwright ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revealed religion : Benjamin West's commissions for Windsor Castle and Fonthill Abbey : San Antonio Museum of Art, September 18-November 13, 1983 by Nancy L Pressly ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memorandum on the subject of the Earl of Elgin's pursuits in Greece by William Hamilton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1810 and 1815 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revealed religion; a series of paintings in the War Memorial Chapel by Benjamin West ( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gallery of pictures painted by Benjamin West by Benjamin West ( Book )
10 editions published between 1811 and 1820 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the earth, and animated nature by Oliver Goldsmith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Natural History, considered in its utmost extent, comprehends two objects. First, that of discovering, ascertaining, and naming all the various productions of Nature. Secondly, that of describing the properties, manners, and relations which they bear to us, and to each other. The first, which is the most difficult part of this science, is systematical, dry, mechanical, and incomplete. The second is more amusing, exhibits new pictures to the imagination, and improves our relish for existence, by widening the prospect of Nature around us. Natural history at present, is carried on in two distinct and separate channels, the one serving to lead us to the thing, the other conveying the history of the thing, as supposing it already known. The following Natural History is written with only such an attention to system as serves to remove the reader's embarrassments, and allow him to proceed. It can make no pretensions in directing him to the name of every object he meets with; that belongs to works of a very different kind, and written with very different aims. It will fully answer my design, if the reader, being already possessed of the name of any animal, shall find here a short, though satisfactory history of its habitudes, its subsistence, its manners, its friendships, and hostilities. My aim has been to carry on just as much method as was sufficient to shorten my description, by generalizing them, and never to follow order where the art of writing, which is but another name for good sense, informed me that it would only contribute to the reader's embarrassment. Still, however, the reader will perceive, that I have formed a kind of system in the history of every part of Animated Nature, directing myself by the great obvious distinctions that she herself seems to have made; which, though too few to point exactly to the name, are yet sufficient to illuminate the subject, and remove the reader's perplexity. It will be my chief pride, therefore, if this work may be found an innocent amusement for those who have nothing else to employ them, or who require a relaxation from labour."
Practical hints on composition in painting : Illustrated by examples from the great masters of the Italian, Flemish, and Dutch schools by John Burnet ( Book )
2 editions published between 1836 and 1865 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This copy is a photolithographic facsimile of the original 1822 edition. The title page states that this reproduction from the original was done by J. Carbutt, Superintendent of the American Photo-Relief Printing Co., Philadelphia. "When Carbutt's production of Woodburytypes slowed just before the Centennial, and before he took a job at the fair, he began to produce photolithographs. This example is the only one thus far found outside of a single plate in the Philadelphia Photographer in the same year. He attempted only one more photomechanical method before his discovery of the perfect dry plate negative, which changed his fortunes." -- Hanson Collection Catalog, p. 52
Benjamin West : romanticism in religious drawings by Anna Jean Rhodes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption 1775 ... Calculated for the meridian of Boston, N.E. lat. 42' 25° n. ( )
1 edition published in 1774 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption 1774 ... Calculated for the meridian of Boston, N.E. lat. 42' 25° n. ( )
1 edition published in 1773 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, or Federal calendar, for 1789 ( )
1 edition published in 1788 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption, 1783 ... Fitted for the meridian of Boston, N.E, lat. 42' 25° n. ( )
1 edition published in 1782 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Benjamin West
Benjamin West, P. R. A.
Benjamin West, R. A.
Languages
English (217)
German (1)
Achinese (1)
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