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Telemachus and Calypso
  • Benjamin West
    born: Swarthmore, Province of Pennsylvania, Great Britain (present-day United States) ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Telemachus and Calypso, 1772
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31.1 x 49.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 19 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of John Maxon in memory of James Lemuel Worthham
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0056

An old and young man on the shore at right approach woman (Calypso) and a gathering of people. Background ship at right and trees on left.

On verso: two figures in center, group of figures at right, one of whom is approaching the central figures. Cliffs(?) behind group. Trees off in the the distance at left.