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-1664526
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in his capacity of Dean, obtained (without re- 
Hecting that Terrick had a veto over all) the con. 
sentof the other curators of the Cathedral, namely, 
of the Lord Mayor, the Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, and the King. " But," exclaimed Dr. 
Terrick, with the energy of an imcient martyr, 
" I have heard of the proposition, and as I am 
head of 
Cathedral 
the 
of 
the metr0'p0,lis, 
1 will 
not suffer the 
doors to 
be 
opened 
to 
introduce 
popery." It is to be hoped that the declar- 
ation proceeded from the fear implied, and not 
because Dr. Newton omitted to ask his con- 
sent 
before applying to the 
King and the Arch- 
bishop. 
too deeply impressed 
Mr. West was, however, 
with the advantage which would accrue to the 
arts by inducing the guardians of the Church to 
allow -the introduction of pictures, to be dis- 
couraged 
London. 
by the illiberality of 
He therefore made 
the Bishop 
a proposal 
of 
to 
paint an Altar-piece for the beautiful church of 
St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and it was accepted. 
In the same year his friend, Mr. Wilcox, gave 
him a commission to execute another sac"ed
        

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