Revealed Religion : Benjamin West. 050 of 100 Bible images
Christ heals the sick in the Temple. c1780-1, completed 1811; 9 x 14 feet; destroyed during WW2. This sketch: 1794. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. 28 5/8 x 45 3/8 ins (72.7 x 115.3 cms). Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California. On its completion in 1811 it was exhibited in London to immense crowds, and was subsequently purchased by the British Institution for 3,000 guineas — at that time the largest sum ever paid for a modern work.