King Alexander and the Stag (Also known as Alexander III, King of Scotland, rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald; The Stag Hunt)
Leslie, Charles Robert (After Benjamin West)
Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859), who lived in Philadelphia and studied under Benjamin West (1738-1820) in England, copied West's painting Alexander III, King of Scotland, rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald. [The West original hangs in the National Gallery of Scotland.]
Leslie presented this painting to his benefactor, Charles Nicoll Bancker (1776-1869), an early Athenaeum member, and it later came to the society from Mr. John Cadwalader who had inherited the painting.
80" x 95" (approximate)
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia