Benjamin West (10 October 1738 – 11 March 1820)

Benjamin West, The Cave of Despair 1772.

Benjamin West, Death on the Pale Horse 1796.

Benjamin West, Lot Fleeing from Sodom 1810.

Benjamin West, Hamlet: Act IV, Scene V (Ophelia Before 
the King and Queen) 1792.

Benjamin West, Eagle Bringing Cup to Psyche c. 1802.

Benjamin West, Alexander III of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag 
by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald (The Death of the Stag) 1786.

Benjamin West, Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity 
from the Sky c. 1816.

Benjamin Franklin was a politician, diplomat, and 
inventor. Franklin was a versatile man, inventing the 
economical small stove for heating homes and providing 
proof of the electrical nature of lightning.
The painting depicts his kite experiment, the purpose 
of which was to reveal unknown facts about the 
nature of lightning and electricity.

Benjamin West, The Apotheosis of Nelson 1807.

Benjamin West, Paetus and Arria 1766.

Benjamin West, St. Peter's First Sermon in the 
City of Jerusalem.

Benjamin West, Thomas Middleton of The Oaks 1770.

Benjamin West, Belisarius and the Boy 1802.

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