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  • Title: The Cave of Despair
  • Creator: Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
  • Date Created: 1772
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: literary theme, donkey, women, knight (landholder), literature, men, rope, virgin, allegory, personification, skulls (skeleton components), cave, swords, dagger, costume, religious and mythological subject
  • External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Repository Name: Yale Center for British Art
  • Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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