Sketch for The Ascension by Benjamin West

This work is painted in monochrome, with only a small stretch of sea and the lower part of the sky in colour.

Details

Medium:
Grisaille
Dimensions:
127 x 71 cm
Art Fund grant:
£23 ( Total: £23)
Acquired in:
1945
Vendor:
Christie's

In the top-centre the ascending figure of Christ, with arms outstretched, is placed against the clouds. Below, standing and kneeling, are thirteen male figures in attitudes of wonder and devotion.

Provenance

Collection of L W Neeld

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