Revealed Religion : Benjamin West. 042 of 100 Bible images

by phillipmedhurst

042  The Wise Men's Offerings
042 The Wise Men’s Offerings

The Wise Men’s Offerings. 1799. Oil on canvas. 27 x 22 ins (68.5 x 56 cms);33¾ x 29¼ ins (85.7 x 74.3 cms). Private collection. This painting relates, with differences, to West’s composition for the window for St. George’s Chapel, Windsor which was installed in 1796. The window has since been removed, but the composition is known from old descriptions and the existence of an oil sketch. If the purported 1799 dating is correct, this work was probably painted as a modified replica rather than as a preliminary study.