Joshua passing the River Jordan with the ark of the covenant
United States of America
10 Oct 1738 - 11 Mar 1820
Joshua passing the Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant
oil on wood panel
53.2 x 75.5 x 1 cm panel; 67.7 x 89.5 x 5.6 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.c., black paint "B West 1800".
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
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
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
Author Unknown, Biblica: The Bible Atlas, 2007, (illus.).
Christopher Menz, Regency - British Art & Design 1800-1830, Adelaide, 1998, 29 (colour illus.), 74. cat.no. 127
Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 50 (illus.). no. 133
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 211 (illus.).
Unknown and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, 1986, 97, 104 (colour illus.), 581. cat. 270
Unknown, West, 1977, 65, 70. pl. 47
Unknown, Art Bulletin, 1975, 264.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 18 (colour illus.).
Unknown, A catalogue of pictures painted by the late Benjamin West, Esq. president of the Royal Academy, 1822. cat.no. 110
Unknown, Life of West, 1820, 211, 230.