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Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce
Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce
de Young
Gallery 22
Oil On Paper Mounted On Canvas
19 3/8 x 24 5/8 in. (49.2 x 62.5 cm)
Object Type:
North America

The artist, 17891820

Descended in family to his sons, Raphael (17661850) and Benjamin, Jr. (17711848), London and Staines, 18201829

[George Robins, London (West estate sale), 22 25 May 1829, lot no. 122]

John Hick(s), Mytton Hall, Whalley, Lancashire, 1829

Frank Bulkeley Smith (18641918), Worcester, Mass., by 1918

[Auction sale, American Art Association, New York, 2223 April 1920, lot not 44]

[Scott and Fowles, New York, 1920  1922]

Alfred H. Ramage (18881926), New York and Joplin, Mo., ca. 19221926

Descended in family to Mrs. Robert E. McConnell, Jr., Middleburg, VA, 19661975

[Auction sale, Sotheby ParkeBernet, New York, 6 December 1973, lot no 131, not sold]

[Vose Galleries, Boston, 19751977]

[Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1977]

John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, New York, 19771979

FAMSF, 1979.7.104

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd

Exhibition History:

London, Royal Academy, 1790, exh. no. 110 (as A sketch: Genius calling forth Arts and Sciences; part of a design in the Queen's Lodge, Windsor, intended to show the utility they are of to this, as a commercial nation)

Philadelphia, The Art Alliance, Benjamin West Memorial Exhibition, 1921, exh. no. 14 (as Apollo and the Muses)

The Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Benjamin West and of Engravings Representing His Work, 1922, exh. no. 14 (as Apollo and the Muses)

Tokyo 1982, exh. no. 10

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Benjamin West: American Painter at the English Court, 1989, exh. no. 35

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”