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-1664622
introduction, 
but 
delighted 
with 
the 
affability 
and 
of her disposition. 
sweetness 
VVhen Their Majesties had examined the pic- 
ture, the King observed that he understood. the 
same subject had seldom been properly treated. 
Mr. West ansWered,7that it Was, indeed, surprising 
should have been 
it 
neglected 
by Poussin, 
who 
qualified to have 
was so well 
done it justice, 
and 
to whose 
genius 
it was 
in 
SO 
many respects 
SQ 
well adapted. His Majesty then told the Queen 
the history of the picture before them, dwelling 
with some expressibns of admiration on the 
circumstance of the 
sketch 
having 
been 
made 
in 
the 
COLITSB 
of 
one 
evening 
after 
the 
artist 
had 
taken 
of 
Archbishop 
coffee with the 
York, 
and 
shown 
to 
Grace 
His 
vthe 
next 
morning. 
Turning briskly round to Mr. West, he said, 
" There is another noble Roman subject which 
corresponds to this one, and I believe it also 
has never been well painted; I mean the final 
departure of Regulus from Rome. Don't you 
think it would make a fine picture P" The 
that it was undoubtedly a magni- 
" Then," said His Majesty, " you 
Artist replied, 
Scent subject.
        

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