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Christ healing the sick in the temple: 656

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Current Location: In storage


Christ healing the sick in the temple


Painter: West, Benjamin




History note: West family; Benjamin West posthumous sale, London, Robins, 20-5 May 1829 (128), bt. Wood

Measurements and weight

Height: 90.5 cm
Width: 69.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1780 - 1781


An early design for the decoration of Windsor Castle chapel.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 20 ?
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: A sketch in C... / for one of the Windows..... / George's Chapel... / the late Benjamin [West] [Presi] / dent of the Royal Academy / Price £50
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 2622
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Text: 2447 (?last figure)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: 439K
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: Black paint
  • Text: West Esq / Horsham
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 656
Primary reference Number: 4021
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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