Birthplace Of Benjamin West

Birthplace Of Benjamin West Swarthmore Pennsylvania


Stock #: 136001
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Swarthmore
State: Pennsylvania (PA)
County: Delaware
Publisher: Victor D. Shirer
Postmark: 1922 May-08
PM City: Hoboken
PM State: N. J
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Benjamin West was born in this house on October 10, 1738, and died in London, Eng, on March 1, 1820. From painting portraits in Philadelphia for a mere subsistence to becoming the painter to the king of England, standing with Reynolds and Lawrence in his profession, one of the founders of the Royal Academy and its second president, succeeding Reynolds, seems a bit of romance rather than a statement of fact.