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image of The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise Benjamin West (painter)
American, 1738 - 1820
The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, 1791
oil on canvas
overall: 186.8 x 278.1 cm (73 9/16 x 109 1/2 in.)
Avalon Fund and Patrons' Permanent Fund
Not on View
From the Tour: British and American History Paintings of the 1700s
Object 5 of 8

1791"The Royal Exhibition." The Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser (31 May 1791): 3.
1791"Royal Academy. No. II. Mr. West, Historical Painter to His Majesty." London Times (5 May 1791): 3.
1791"Royal Academy." Oracle, 3 May 1791: 2.
1791"Royal Academy. The Twenty-third Exhibition." Whitehall Evening Post (30 April-3 May 1791): 4.
1791"Royal Academy." Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser, 3 May 1791: 2.
1791"The Exhibition of the Royal Academy for 1791." St. James Chronicle, or British Evening Post (30 April - 3 May 1791): 4.
1791"The Royal Academy. (Continuation.)" The Morning Chronicle (5 May 1791): 2.
1791"Royal Academy Dinner and Exhibition." London Chronicle(30 April-3 May 1791): 423.
1791"Royal Academy Dinner and Exhibition." The Morning Chronicle, 2 May 1791: 3.
1791"Royal Academy IV." The Times (9 May 1791): 2.
1791"Royal Academy, Somerset-Place." The Public Advertiser, 3 May 1791: 2.
1791"Royal Academy. No. I." Evening Mail, 2-4 May 1791: 3.
1791"Royal Academy. No. I." Times (4 May 1791): 2.
1797West, Benjamin. Manuscript account of paintings for George III. 20 June 1797. Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
1805"An Account, delivered at the Desire of the Council of the Royal Academy, of the Great Historical Works painted for His Majesty by Benjamin West, Esq. President." Academic Annals. London, 1805: 66.
1805"A Correct List of the Work of Mr. West." Universal Magazine 3, no. 19 (June 1805): 527.
1805"A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Mr. West." Public Characters of 1805. London, 1805: 560.
1807Barlow, Joel. "Note 45 [list of works by Benjamin West]." The Columbiad. A Poem. Philadelphia, 1807: 431.
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.
1820Galt, John. "The Account of Pictures painted by Benjamin West for His Majesty, by his Gracious Commands, from 1768 to 1780." The Life, Studies and Works of Benjamin West, Esq. London, 1820: 209-218.
1821A Catalogue of Pictures painted by the late Benjamin West, exhibiting at No. 14, Newman Street. London, 1821: 18, no. 47.
1828Catalogue of Pictures and Drawings by the late Benjamin West, exhibiting at No. 14, Newman Street. London, 1828: 27, no. 98.
1975Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York, 1975: 32, no. 50, repro. plate 29.
1975Meyer, Jerry D. "Benjamin West's Chapel of Revealed Religion. A Study in Eighteenth-Century Protestant Religious Art." Art Bulletin 57, no. 2 (June 1975): 247-265.
1975Meyer, Jerry D. "The Religious Paintings of Benjamin West: A Study in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Moral Sentiment." Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1975: 284.
1977Dillenberger 1977, 58-63, 133, 143, 193, 208, 233.
1983Pressly, Nancy L. Revealed Religion: Benjamin West's Commissions for Windsor Castle and Fonthill Abbey. Exh. cat. San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, 1983: 15-25.
1986Von Erffa and Staley 1986, 286-287, no. 232, 577-581.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 218, repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 378, repro.
1995Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 334-340, color repro. 337.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 296-297, no. 241, color repro.

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