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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE AUCHINCLOSS: A REFINED EYE

Benjamin West, P.R.A.
THE ARTIST'S WIFE, ELIZABETH AND HER FRIEND MRS. BROUNKER
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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202

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE AUCHINCLOSS: A REFINED EYE

Benjamin West, P.R.A.
THE ARTIST'S WIFE, ELIZABETH AND HER FRIEND MRS. BROUNKER
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Benjamin West, P.R.A.
SPRINGFIELD, PA 1738 - 1820 LONDON
THE ARTIST'S WIFE, ELIZABETH AND HER FRIEND MRS. BROUNKER
Pen and brown ink and wash;
signed and dated in ink, lower left: B. West 178[3], a further tab of paper inscribed in brown ink: Mrs West and her friend Mrs Brounker in the Parlour of her House in Newman Street / Benjn. West
121 by 179 mm; 4¾ by 7 in
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Provenance

With Davis & Langdale Company, New York, by 1982, no. 46

Catalogue Note

This charming domestic scene shows the artist's wife and her friend Mrs. Brounker sewing. Benjamin West had married Elizabeth Shewell (1741-1814), the daughter of a Philadelphia merchant, in 1764. From 1774, the couple lived at 14 Newman Street, which is situated just to the north of Oxford Street in central London. The exact identity of Mrs Brounker is unclear, however she may be Elizabeth Nichols, who married Richard Brouncker at St George's Church, Mayfair in March 1753. She died at her apartments in Howland Street in 1797. Howland Street is a short walk to the north-east from Newman Street. We are grateful to Neil Jeffares for his help when cataloguing this lot. 
 

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York