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-1664785
411" 
such an institution was 
not contemplated- 
His 
colour forsook him, 
yellow 
with 
mortification. 
He 
bowed 
with" 
profound 
humility, 
and 
instantly 
retired, 
I101" 
did he long survive the shock. 
On 
the 
day 
following, 
meeting 
of 
the 
artists who 
had. 
separated 
themselves 
from 
the 
incorporated association, was to be holden in 
the evening at the house of Wilton the sculptor, 
in 
order 
to 
receive 
the 
code 
of 
laws, 
and 
to 
nominate the office-bearers of the Academy. 
In 
the course of the morning, 
Mr. Penny, 
who was 
intended to be appointed professor of painting, 
called on Mr. West and mentionedthat he had 
been with Reynolds, 
some unfathomable 
and that he thought, for 
reason or another, that 
distinguished artist would not attend the meet- 
ing.- Soon after, Moser likewise called; and 
stated. the same thing. Mr. West was much 
perplexed at this information; for it had been 
arranged with the King that Reynolds, although 
not in the secret, nor at all consulted in the 
formation 
of the 
Academy, 
show d_ 
be 
the pre-_ 
sident. 
He 
went 
therefore 
to 
immediately 
his
        

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