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Portrait of a Gentleman Reading a Book, Circle of Benjamin West, P.R.A. (1738-1820).

Oil on canvas, 75cm by 62.2cm. Inscribed on the reverse: George III reading by West.
Benjamin West was a founder member of the Royal Academy and its second President. He was a north American history painter who made his home in England and received royal patronage, becoming historical painter at the court of King George III.


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