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An image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West
Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West
Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West
Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West Alternate image of Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West

Benjamin West

(United States of America 10 Oct 1738 – 11 Mar 1820)

Title
Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant
Other titles:
Joshua passing the Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant
Year
1800
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on wood
Dimensions

50.8 x 72.7 cm panel; 67.7 x 89.5 x 5.6 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l.c., black oil "B West 1800".
Credit
Purchased 1970
Accession number
30.1971
Location
Not on display
Provenance (4)

West, 1800-1826, England, Study for a painting intended for King George III. Sold by West's sons to the United States in 1826 (113).

Robins, 1826-22 May 1829, United States of America, Purchased by Robins at the West sale, lot 113

Albert, post 22 May 1829, Purchased by Albert, lot 45 'Joshua crossing the Jordan with the Ark'

Sabin Galleries Ltd., London, pre 06 Nov 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sabin Galleries 1970

Bibliography (10)

Penelope Curtin (Editor), Regency - British Art & Design 1800-1830, Adelaide, 1998, 29 (colour illus.), 74. cat.no. 127

Dillenberger, West, 1977, 65, 70. pl. 47

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 211 (illus.).

Galt, Life of West, 1820, 211, 230.

J. Meyer, Art Bulletin, 1975, 264.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 50 (illus.). no. 133

Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, 1986, 97, 104 (colour illus.), 581. cat. 270

West's Gallery, A catalogue of pictures painted by the late Benjamin West, Esq. president of the Royal Academy, 1822. cat.no. 110

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 18 (colour illus.).

Author Unknown, Biblica: The Bible Atlas, 2007, (illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1801, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1801–1801

Unknown, West's Gallery 1821, West's Gallery, London, 1821–1821

Pictures painted by the late Benjamin West, Esq., West's Gallery, London, 1822–1822

Regency - British Art & Design 1800-1830, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 08 Apr 1998–14 Jun 1998