Thetis Bringing the Armour to Achilles.
Printed & Published, March 1st 1820. By F. Moser 4 Greenland Place, Cromer Street.
Lithograph. 400 x 300mm. India laid impression - india lifting slightly on the edges.
Benjamin West was the first American-born artist to receive international recognition and remains one of the most important eighteenth-century painters of historical scenes. Beginning in America primarily as a portrait painter, West enjoyed a career that endured more than half a century and that included serving as president of the Royal Academy and historical painter to the King of England. Henry Corbould [1787-1844] painter and lithographer predominently. He entered the schools of the Royal Academy, where he gained a silver medal for a study from the life, and while there obtained the friendship of Flaxman, Westmacott, Chantrey, and West, to whom he sat as a model in the pictures. Benjamin West painted 'Thetis Bringing the Armour to Achilles.' in 1808 although the lithograph here is quite different to that oil. This lithograph may have been made form a sketch as its content shows Achilles on the left exaulted with arms raised holding sword and helmet rather than deep in contemplation.
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