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-1664707
33 
by Moser, and of perspective by Kirby; and he 
was fully aware of the lustre which the arts 
have, in all ages, reilected on the different 
countries in which the cultivation of them has 
been 
encouraged 
to 
perpetuate 
the 
memory 
of great events. 
His employment 
of M r. West, 
although altogether in his private 
capacity, 
WES 
therefbre 
not 
wholly 
without 
View 
to 
the 
public advantage, and it is the more deserving 
of applause, as it was rather the resulf of prin- 
of personal predilection. 
than 
ciple 
VVest 
When 
had 
made 
sketch 
for 
the 
Regulus, 
submitted it to 
and 
His Majesty, 
after 
SOIIIC 
conversation, 
ZIS 
to 
the 
dimensions, 
the 
advantageous part of the walls 
King fixed on an 
one of the principal apartments, 
in 
and directed 
that the 
sufficient 
picture should be painted of 'a size 
to fill the whole space. During the 
time 
that 
the 
work 
NVH-S 
going 
the 
Artist 
was frequently invited to spend the evening at 
Buckingham-house, where he was often de- 
tained by the King as late as eleven o'clock, on 
topics Iconnected with the best means of pm; 
mating the study of the fine arts in the kingdom.
        

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