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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"Royal Academy. The Twenty-third Exhibition." Whitehall Evening Post (30 April-3 May 1791): 4.
1791"The Royal Exhibition." The Morning Post, and Daily Advertiser (31 May 1791): 3.
1791"The Royal Academy. (Continuation.)" The Morning Chronicle (5 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"Royal Academy." Morning Post, and Daily 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.
1791"Royal Academy, Somerset-Place." The Public Advertiser, 3 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. No. II. Mr. West, Historical Painter to His Majesty." London Times (5 May 1791): 3.
1791"Royal Academy." Oracle, 3 May 1791: 2.
1797West, Benjamin. Manuscript account of paintings for George III. 20 June 1797. Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
1805"A Correct List of the Work of Mr. West." Universal Magazine 3, no. 19 (June 1805): 527.
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 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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