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-1664878
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pniate; and I foresee that this picture will not 
"onl "become one of the m0st_ o u-lar, but occa- 
Y P P 
sion a revolution in the art." 
On 
West 
3 . 
P uslno 
D1 
the 
K1118" 
said, 
I 
wish 
that I had 
known 
all 
this 
Ebefore, 
for the 
objection has been the means of Lord-Grosv-enor 
getting the picture ; 
but you shall make a copy 
ibr 
His Majesty then 
entered into some 
further 
conversation 
respecting 
subjects 
for 
paintings to adorn the apartment; 
and Mr. West 
 suggested 
that 
the 
Death 
of 
Epaminondas 
would, 
3 
classic 
Sllbj Bets 
and 
with Grecian 
circumstances," 
make 
suitable 
contrast 
with 
the "Death 
of Wolfe. 
The 
Kmg 
received 
this 
idea with avidity; and the conversation being 
pursued further on the same topic, the Artist 
also proposed-the Death of the Chevalier Bayard 
for another picture, which would to illus- 
etrate the heroism and peculiarities of  the middle 
ages. Two pann-els were still unprovided ; and 
-Mr. West, with submission to His Majesty, 
begged that he might be allowed to take the 
incident of Cyrus liberating 
the King of Armenia for the 
the 
one, 
Family of 
and of Se- 
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