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The Inspiration of The Prophet Isaiah
  • Benjamin West
    1738–1820
    born: Swarthmore, Province of Pennsylvania, Great Britain (present-day United States) ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • The Inspiration of The Prophet Isaiah, 1782
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 83.8 x 34.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 33 x 13 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hurwitz
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, S3
  • 1955.0011
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Study in oil. Seated man in beige robes on left, looking up at winged figure (angel) with white drapery across his lower half. The man has a scroll in his left hand with both hands raised. The winged figure is holding a flame near the lips of the seated man and has the other hand raised above his head.