Benjamin West

Benjamin West
Birth and death
1738 - 1820
Profession details
Related place
Alistair Grant

Benjamin West (1738-1820) American-born artist and President of the Royal Academy. Clive of India commissioned two large canvases from West depicting his triumphs in that country, intended for the Great Eating Room at Claremont. West visited Claremont to advise of the decoration of the room. It is not certain that they were ever hung as intended but they survive in private collections.

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