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Title

Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant


Artist

Benjamin West

United States of America

10 Oct 1738 - 11 Mar 1820


Details


Other Title

Joshua passing the Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

30.1971


Artist information

Benjamin West

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 10 publications

Bibliography


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

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

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