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-1664545
chambers, and all loudly expressed their appro-' 
bation, but not one ever enquired the price; 
and his imagination, 
in Italy to emulate 
celebrated men who 
which had been elevated 
the conceptions of those 
have given a second exist- 
hi story, 
ence to the great events of religion, 
and 
poetry, was allowed in England to languish over 
the unmeaning faces of portraitycustomers. It 
seemed to be thought that the genius of the 
Artist 
could 
in 
I10 
other 
way 
be 
encouraged, 
than by his friends sitting for their own like- 
nesses, and paying liberally for them. The moral 
influence of the art wasv unfelt and unknown; 
nor can a more impressive 
instance 
of this 
his- 
torical 
truth 
be 
adduced, 
than 
the 
following 
anecdote 
of 
Hogarth, 
which 
Garrick 
himself 
Mr. West. 
related to 
When 
that 
artist 
had published the plates of 
the 
Election, 
he 
wishedv 
to 
dispose 
of 
the 
paintings, and proposed to do so by a raflle 
of two hundred chances, at two guineas the 
stake; to be determined on an appointed day. 
Among a small number of subscribers, not half 
what Hogarth expected, Garrick bad put down-
        

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