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-1663808
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" That 
he 
must 
'now 
acknowledge 
that 
Mengs 
could 
colour 
as well 
21S 
draw is 
he could 
Dance 
Oonfessed that he thought the picture much better 
Coloured than those usually painted by Mengs, but 
added that he did not think the drawing either 
so firm 
or so good 
the 
usual 
style 
that Ar- 
of 
tist. 
This 
remark 
occasioned 
SOITIE 
debate, 
in 
which Jenkins, attributing the strictures of Dance 
to 
SOIIIE 
prejudice which 
he 
had 
early conceived 
against Mengs, drew the company around sto 
take a part in the discussion. Mr. Crespigno seiz- 
ing the proper moment in their conversation to 
produce 
the 
effect intended, 
said to Jenkinsthat 
he 
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mistaken, 
and 
that 
Dance 
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in 
the 
right, for, in truth, the picture was not painted by 
Mengs; By whom then, vociferated every one, 
" for there is no other painter now in Rome capable 
of 
executing 
aHY 
thing 
SO 
g00d P19 
BY 
that 
y0ung gentleman there," said Mr. Crespigm-5, 
turning to West. At once all eyes were bent 
fowards him, and the Italians, in their way, ran 
and embraced 
him. 
best judges 
Thus did the 
at 
Once, by this picture, acknowledge him as only 
Second int the executive department of the art to 
the first painter then in Rome. Mengs himself,von
        

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