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Inscription

lower left on mount in pen and black ink by unknown hand: B.W; lower right on mount in pen and black ink by unknown hand: AS; center verso in pen and brown ink by unknown hand: A design for the picture which Mr. West painted of / His Majesty George the third resuming Royal Power in 1789 / Benj West

Provenance

Unidentified collector (AS, Lugt undescribed). John Davis Hatch [1907-1996], by 1976; acquired 1980 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1976
100 American Drawings, Loan Exhibition from the Collection of John Davis Hatch, Heim Gallery, London, 1976, no. 5.