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Benjamin West

a biography

by Robert C. Alberts

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • West, Benjamin, 1738-1820,
    • Painters -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert C. Alberts.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsND237.W45 A86
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 525 p., [24] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages525
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4729230M
      ISBN 100395262895
      LC Control Number78017241


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