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-1664570
CHAP. 
III. 
Archbishop Drummond's Address in procuring for Dir. West 
the Patronage qf the King._Singular Court Anecdote qf 
a Lady Qf Fashi0n.- Character qf the King in his Youth- 
--Anecdotes Qf the King and Queen.- T he King employ: 
Dlr. West to paint the Departure  W esi's 
Celebrity as a Skater.-Anecdote qf Lord Howe.-Hi: 
Fame as a Skater qf great Service in his prqfessional Success. 
THE coldness with which Archbishop Drum- 
m0nd's scheme for raising three thousand 
guineas had been received by the persons to 
whom he had applied, and the prejudice which 
he found almost universally entertained against 
the efforts of living genius, chagrined him 
exceedingly. 
He 
regarded 
the 
failure 
ELS 
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stigma on the age, and on his country; and, as a 
public man, he thought it affected himself per- 
sonally. With this feeling, he declared to the 
gentlemen who had 
exerted 
themselves 
in 
the 
business, that he saw no way of engrafting a 
taste for the fine arts on the British public, 
unless the King could be so far engaged in the
        

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