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-1663844
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gt) to Florence. 
eleven 
After a painful period of' 
"months 
confinement 
to 
his 
couch 
and 
chamber, 
he was perfectly and radically cured. 
VII. 
A 
state 
Pain 
and disease 
is adverse to 
mental improvement ; 
but there were intervals in 
which 
West 
felt 
his 
anguish 
abate, 
and 
in 
which 
he 
could 
not 
only participate 
in 
the 
COH- 
-Versation 
of 
to 
the gentlemen 
kindness he 
whose 
had 
been 
recommended, 
but 
W88 
able, 
occasio- 
nally, -to-exercise his pencil. The testimonies of 
friendship which he received at this period from 
Sir Horace Mann, the Marquesses of Creni, and 
-Riccardi, 
COQPQT, 
the late Lord 
and many others 
of 
the 
British 
nobility 
then 
travelling 
in 
Italy, 
made 
indelible 
impression 
OH 
his 
mind, 
and 
became 
3 
stimulating 
motive 
to 
his 
wishes 
to 
"excel 
in 
his 
aft, 
in 
order 
to 
demonstrate 
by 
his proficiency that he was not unworthy of their 
Solicitude. He had a table constructed so as to 
enable 
him 
to 
draw while 
he lay 
in bed ; 
and in 
that situation he amused and improved himself in 
delineating the picturesque conceptions which 
Were constantly presenting themselves to his 
fancy-
        

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