National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Battle of La Hogue Benjamin West (painter)
American, 1738 - 1820
The Battle of La Hogue, c. 1778
oil on canvas
overall: 152.7 x 214 cm (60 1/8 x 84 1/4 in.) framed: 180.3 x 241 cm (71 x 94 7/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Fund
1959.8.1
Not on View
From the Tour: British and American History Paintings of the 1700s
Object 4 of 8

1780"An Artist." A Candid Review of the Exhibition (being the twelfth) of the Royal Academy, MDCCLXXX. Dedicated to His Majesty. 2nd edition. London, 1780: 18.
1780"Another Artist." "To the Author of A Candid Review of the Exhibition (being the twelfth) of the Royal Academy, 1780." The Gazetteer, and New Daily Advertiser (15 May 1780): 1.
1780"Candid." "To the Printer of the Morning Chronicle." The Morning Chronicle, and London Advertiser, 20 May 1780: 2.
1780"Exhibition 1780." The Public Advertiser, 2 May 1780: 2.
1780"Exhibition of the Royal Academy." The London Courant, and Westminster Chronicle (6 May 1780): 4.
1780"Royal Academy." The London Chronicle, 2-4 May 1780: 428.
1780"Royal Academy." The Morning Chronicle, and London Advertiser, 2 May 1780: 3.
1780"The Painter's Mirror." The Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser (4 May 1780): 3.
1780[Notice of the Opening of the Academy]. The London Evening-Post, 29 April - 2 May 1780: 4.
1796Pasquin, Anthony. Memoirs of the Royal Academicians. London, 1796: 75-76.
1805"A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Mr. West." Public Characters of 1805. London, 1805: 561.
1805"A Correct List of the Work of Mr. West." Universal Magazine 3, no. 19 (June 1805): 528.
1807Barlow, Joel. The Columbiad. A Poem. Philadelphia, 1807: 310, 432 (note 45).
1808"A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Benjamin West, Esq." La Belle Assemblée or Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine 4, Supplement (February 1808): 14, 19, 54.
1820Galt, John. "A Catalogue of the Works of Mr. West." The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of London. 2 vols. London, 1820: 2:220, 225, 233.
1821Young, John. A Catalogue of the Pictures at Grosvenor House, London; with Etchings from the Whole Collection. London, 1821: 7, no. 18, pl. 7.
1829Smith, John Thomas. Nollekens and His Times. 2nd edition. 2 vols. London, 1829: 2:302.
1831Hamilton, George. The English School: A Series of the Most Approved Productions in Painting and Sculpture, Executed by British Artists from the Days of Hogarth to the Present Time. 4 vols. London, 1831-1832: 4(1832):280.
1834Dunlap 1834, 1:65, 88-91, 93, 125.
1836Passavant, Johann David. Tour of a German Artist in England. Translated by Elizabeth Eastlake. 2 vols. London, 1836: 1:158; 2:55, 221.
1838Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Works of Art and Artists in England. 3 vols. London, 1838: 2:173, 317, 318.
1844Jameson, Anna Brownell. Companion to the most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London. London, 1844: 284, no. 156.
1854Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 2:173.
1867Tuckerman 1867, 100-101.
1952Flexner, James Thomas. "Benjamin West's American Neo-Classicism, with Documents on Benjamin West and William Williams." The New-York Historical Society Quarterly (January 1952): 41.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 130, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 321, repro.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:378, color repro.
1970Dickason, David Howard. William Williams - Novelist and Painter of Colonial America, 1727-1791. Bloomington, 1970: 41, 233 note 60.
1970Dickason, David Howard. "Benjamin West on William Williams: A Previously Unpublished Letter." Winterthur Portfolio 6 (1970): 132.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 120, repro.
1975Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York, 1975: 13-14, no. 17-18, and plate 9.
1977Dillenberger 1977, 152, no. 141.
1978Alberts, Robert C. Benjamin West. A Biography. Boston, 1978: 127, 132, 145, 153, 165, 182, 326, 390, 397.
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 94, pl. 82.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 254, repro.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 12, no. 2, repro.
1981Williams 1981, color detail 2-3, 25, repro. 38-39, 40, 57.
1982The Diary of Joseph Farington. Vols. 7 and 8. Edited by Kathryn Cave. New Haven and London, 1982: 7(1978):2503, 2757; 8(1982):2803, 2806.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 372, no. 524, color repro.
1986Von Erffa and Staley 1986, 63, 68, color repro. 71, color detail 72-73, 75, 102, 157 note 90, 190, 206, 209-210, 222.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 16, 50, color repro. 51.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 212, repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 377, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 329-334, color repro. 331.
2011Pergam, Elizabeth A. The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857: Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public. Farnham and Burlington, 2011: 313.

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