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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

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Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor [1731-1802]; his son, Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquis of Westminster [1767-1845]; his son, Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquis of Westminster [1795-1869]; his son, Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster [1825-1899]; his grandson, Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster [1879-1953];[1] his estate; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1959, no. 125); (John Nicholson Gallery, London and New York); sold 11 December 1959 to NGA.

[1] Helmut Von Erffa and Allen Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, 209; for the owners' dates see George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant, new ed., 13 vols., London, 1910-1959, 12(1959):537-542.

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