Artist Benjamin West, American, 1738-1820
  • The Rape of Proserpine
Date between 18th and 19th century
Medium pen and black ink and brown and blue wash over graphite pencil on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 4 3/4 × 6 3/16 inches (12.1 × 15.7 cm)
Mount: 7 11/16 × 9 1/16 inches (19.5 × 23 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 48.208
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamped, in black, on mount, lower right, verso: Sir Robert Witt (Lugt suppl. 2228b)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, lower center: Rape of Proserpine | by Benj West | signed on back
Inscribed, in blue pencil, on mount, upper center, verso: WCA 106
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mount, center, verso: The Rape of Proserpine [underlined] | Benj..West
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, lower left, verso: Produce of England
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)