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-1664403
how justly, indeed, it may be said, they were 
rejected, not only by the British public in 
general, but even by the nobility. A f'ew e1ni- 
nent literary characters were sensible of their 
importance, and lamented the neglect to which 
they were consigned; but the great body of the 
intelligent part of the nation neither felt their 
influence, nor were aware of their importance 
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the 
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and 
of the kingdom. 
renown 
Artists stood, if possible, lower in the scale of 
society than actors; for Garrick had redeemed 
the (profession of the latter from the degradation 
to which it had been consigned from the time 
Commonwealth ; 
of the 
but Reynolds, 
although 
in high repute as a portrait-painter, and affect- 
ing a gentlemanly liberality in the style of his 
living, was not so eminently befbre the public 
eye as to induce any change of the same con- 
sequence towards his profession. ' 
West found, 
011 
his 
arrival 
in London, 
American 
several 
families whdhad come across 
the Atlantic 
after 
the 
peace 
to visit 
their rela- 
tions, and he 
hearing that 
had the unexpected pleasure of 
Mr. William Allen, Governor 
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