WEST, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Benj'n West," to Richard Phillips, explaining that the delay in reply was due to gout, and inviting him to visit to clarify his desires concerning the artworks. 1 page, 8vo; some loss to upper edge (not affecting text), horizontal folds. [London], 17 February 1814
". . . It has been the gout in my right hand, which deprived me of the power of the pencil, as well as the pen . . . . ". . . [I]n conversation on the subject of your letter, I may more clearly understand what is your wish respecting my picture, and the wood print."
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