9 comments on “Raphael West and Benjamin West Jr., Sons of the Artist

  1. The pose with the hand inside the jacket reminds me of the portrait of Napoleon with a similar pose. Made me wonder if this was just a thing done just for portraits or if men actually stood around like that. In either case it seems kind of silly. That it turn made me wonder what 21st century mannerisms we have that would seem silly to someone in the 18th century.

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  2. An amazing portrait painting, every detail immaculate. I agree with David, the posturing of the subjects is outdated, I’m sure it was in style in the 17 and 1800’s, considered very elegant. I also feel pretty sure the artist controlled all aspects of this portrait. Lovely art, Maverick.

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