Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Black chalk on lilac coloured paper
    On the original backing sheet
  • 13 ¾ × 8 ¾ inches · 350 × 222 mm
  • Signed and dated ‘B. West 1775’, lower right,
    also inscribed verso of backing sheet: ‘Mother and Child – a study from nature’
    and signed ‘Benjⁿ West’


  • Private collection, USA, to 2017.


  • For the portrait see: Helmut Von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, cat. no.696, p.552; 
  • Alex Kidson, Earlier British Paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House, Liverpool, 2012, pp.238-239. 

Private collection, USA