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-1664728
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ated. 
Such 
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the 
state 
of 
things 
with 
the 
artists 
when 
West 
(381113 
England ; 
and 
to the first exhibition, 
after his arrival, 
he sent, 
as I 
The 
have already mentioned, fchree pictures. 
approbation which these works obtained, 
induced the association to elect him 
one 
the 
of 
directors, 
and 
he 
held 
this 
situation 
till, 
the 
society beginning to grow iich by the receipts 
of the exhibitions, t11e management of its con- 
CBIIIS 
became 
an 
object 
of 
ambition. 
This 
1765, 
association was incorporated in 
under the 
Incorporated 
designation of the 
Artists. 
Chambers 
and 
Payne, 
who 
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leading 
members in 
Society, 
the 
being both 
architects, 
were equally desirous that the funds should be 
laid out in the decoration of some edifice adapted 
to the objects of the institution. This occasioned 
so much debate, division, and rivalry, among 
their respective partisans, that Mr. West was 
induced to resign the office of director, and to 
withdraw along with Mr. Reynolds (afterwards 
Sir Joshua) and others, disgusted with the 
bickering animoisities which disgraced the pro. 
ceedings at their meetings. This transaction
        

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