WEST, Benjamin
(b. 1738, Springfield, d. 1820, London)

Musidora and her Two Companions

1795 and 1806
Oil on canvas, 52 x 72 cm
Private collection

The painting depicts Musidora and her two companions, Sacharissa and Amoret, at their bath espied by Damon. It illustrates a passage from James Thompson's The Seasons ("Summer") published between 1726 and 1730.

The canvas was painted in 1795, but was retouched by the painter in 1806.