Benjamin West

Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Benjamin West - Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Provenance
Gift of the artist to Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), Zurich, in 1777
Markgraf Carl-Friedrich von Baden (died 1829), Karlsruhe, and by descent in the family to
Elizabeth Albers-Schoenberg, Zurich
sale Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1970, nr. 38, where acquired by the following
with Leger Galleries, London
with Central Picture Galleries, New York, by 1972
with Old Hall Gallery, Ltd., Iden, Rye, where acquired by the La Salle University Art Museum in 1973
sale Christie's, London, 19 April 2018, nr. 130

Other works by Benjamin West

Benjamin West - Venus Consoling Cupid, Stung by a Bee
Venus Consoling Cupid, Stung by a Bee

Benjamin West - Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick, later Duke of York
Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick, later Duke of York
1778

Benjamin West - Saul and the Witch of Endor
Saul and the Witch of Endor
1777

Benjamin West - Una and the Lion (Mary Hall in the Character of Una)
Una and the Lion (Mary Hall in the Character of Una)
1771

Benjamin West
Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
1775
127 x 100.3 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, center left, below Christ's elbow: B. West / London. / 1775.
Sale Christie's, London, 19 April 2018