Artist Benjamin West, American, 1738-1820
Title
  • Lot Fleeing from Sodom
Date 1810
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions Unframed: 47 1/8 × 78 1/8 inches (119.7 × 198.4 cm)
Framed: 54 1/2 × 85 3/8 × 2 1/2 inches (138.4 × 216.9 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 70.831
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W272, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: B. West | 1810
1819, dealer, John Wilson, European Museum (London, England);
1819, Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bt. [later the first Lord de Tabley] (London, England).
July 7, 1827, Leicester sale, Christie's, lot 45 (London, England).
Mrs. Newton Jackson;
1906, Radley College (Oxfordshire, England).
April 6, 1970, sale, Phillip, Son and Neale, lot P90 (London, England).
Leger Galleries (London, England);
1970-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Staley, Allen. “West’s Death on a Pale Horse.” Bulletin of the DIA 58, 3 (1980): p. 144 (ill.).

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