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    Artist Name:

    Benjamin West

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1738–1820

    Title:

    Arethusa

    Date:

    1802

    Medium:

    Oil on canvas

    Dimensions:

    21 7/16 x 15¾ inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from Margaret and Terry Stent Endowment for the Acquisition of American Art

    Accession Number:

    2011.44

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 205
    The American-born painter Benjamin West spent the majority of his career living and working in London. As president of the Royal Academy for twenty-seven years, West enjoyed a prolific career as one of the countryís foremost portrait and Neoclassical painters, even counting the king of England as one of his many patrons. This case study of the Highís painting Arethusa, executed by West in 1802, offers an in-depth analysis of the work's subject matter, historical context, provenance, and condition.

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