Sketch for Saint Paul Shaking Off the Viper by Benjamin West

St Paul shaking off a viper into a fire in one of his first miracles in Malta.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
129 x 72 cm
Art Fund grant:
£11 ( Total: £11)
Acquired in:
1945
Vendor:
Christie's

Crowds of people around in the moonlight. This is a sketch for the altarpiece at the Royal Naval College chapel in Greenwich, where it still hangs. Signed and dated.

Provenance

Collection of L W Neeld.

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