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Christ healing the sick in the temple: 656

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Christ healing the sick in the temple


West, Benjamin (Painter)


History note: West family; Benjamin West posthumous sale, London, Robins, 20-5 May 1829 (128), bt. Wood

Measurements and weight

Height: 90.5 cm
Width: 69.8 cm

Relative size of this object

69.8 cm90.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1780 - 1781 1781


An early design for the decoration of Windsor Castle chapel.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 20 ?
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: A sketch in C... / for one of the Windows..... / George's Chapel... / the late Benjamin [West] [Presi] / dent of the Royal Academy / Price £50
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Label
  • Text: 2622
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Text: 2447 (?last figure)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Stencil
  • Text: 439K
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: Black paint
  • Text: West Esq / Horsham
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 656
Primary reference Number: 4021
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-10-19 08:34:40

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