Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663645
105 
in 
Of thirty of the most magnificent equipages 
the 
capital 
of 
Christendom, 
and 
filled 
with 
SOIIIE 
of 
conducted- 
Europe, 
in 
the most erudite characters 
the 
Qu ak er 
to 
view 
the 
-pieces 
master- 
of 
art. 
It was agreed that the Apollo should be first 
Submitted 
to 
his view, 
because 
it 
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the 
most 
perfect work 
among 
all 
the 
ornaments of 
Rome, 
consequently, 
and, 
the best calculated toproduce 
that 
which 
efflact 
the 
COITIPBDY were 
anxious 
to 
witness. 
The 
statue 
then 
stood 
in 
case; 
closed 
with doors, which could 
so opened as to 
be 
view. 
full 
disclose it at once to 
West was placed 
in 
the 
situation 
where 
it 
WEIS 
S661] 
to 
the 
most 
advantage, 
and 
the 
spectators 
arranged 
them- 
selves 
OH 
each 
side. 
When 
the 
keeper 
threw 
OPEH 
the 
doors, 
the 
Artist 
felt 
himself 
SUP- 
prised 
with 
sudden 
recollection 
altogether 
dif- 
ferent 
from 
the 
gratification 
which 
he 
had 
pected ; 
and without 
of 
being aware 
the force 
of 
what 
he 
said, 
exclaimed, 
" My God, 
it 
like 
how 
is to a young Mohawk Warrior!" The Italians, 
Observing his surprise, and hearing the exclama- 
ti0n, requested Mr. Robinson to translate to them 
What he said; and they were excessively morti- 
lied 
to 
Fmd 
that 
the 
god 
of 
their 
idolatry 
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