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-1663853
"126 
VIII. 
far 
'When he was so 
recovered 
HS 
td 
be 
able to fake exercise, and to endure the fatigue of 
travelling, a eircumstance happened which may 
be numbered among the many fortunate accidents 
of his prdfessional career. Mr. Matthews; the 
manager 
of 
the 
important 
commercial 
COD CGITI S 
Mof 
Messrs. 
Jackson 
and 
Rutherford, 
W35 
Ofle 
of 
those singular men who are but rarely met with 
inl mercantile life, combining the highest degree 
of literaryl and elegant aec0mplishments,' with 
the best talents for active husinese. He was not 
only confessedly one 
the 
of 
finest 
classical 
scho- 
lars in all Italy, but, out of all comparison, the 
best practical antiquary, perhaps, then in that 
Country, uniting, along with the rnilnlutest accu- 
racy of criticism, a delicacy "(if taste in the percep- 
tion ef the beauty arid judgment of the antients, 
seldom found blended with ian equal degree of 
elessical erudition. Affairs connected. with the 
Business of the house, and a wish tb see the prin- 
cipal cities bf Italy, Ied Mr. Matthews, aboiit the 
period 
of 
Mr. West's 
recovery, 
toy visibt Florende, 
and it was agreed between them that they should 
together make the tour recommended by Mengs.
        

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