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-1664584
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attempt, as to make it fashionable to employ 
living artists, according to the bent of their 
respective talents. But, about this period, the 
affair 
of 
VVilkes 
agitated 
the 
nation ; 
an d 
the 
Duke of 
Portland 
and Lord Rockingham, 
who 
most 
the 
strenuous of 
VVest's 
friends, 
being 
both of 
the XVhig 
pa1'tY 7 
un der- 
Majesty's 
valued the importance attached to His 
influence 
and 
countenance. 
The 
Archbishop 
was not, 
however, 
discouraged by their political 
prejudices; on the contrary, he thought that His 
Majesty was one of those characters who require 
to be personally interested in what it is desired 
they should undertake; and he resolved to make 
the attempt. The address with which His Grace 
managed the business, evinced great knowledge 
of human nature, and affords a pleasing view of 
the ingenuousness of the 
    
D 
VVhen the picture of Agrippina was iinished, 
the Archbishop invited the most distinguished 
artists and amateurs to give him their opinion of 
the work; and satisiied by the approbation which 
they all expressed, he went to court, and took 
an opportunity of speaking on the subject to the 
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