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-1664880
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gestus, 
and 
his 
daughter, 
brought 
befbre Ger- 
manicus, 
for 
the 
other. 
The 
King 
W38 
much 
pleased 
with 
the 
latter 
idea ; 
notion 
being 
entertained 
by some 
antiquaries that the Hano- 
verian 
family 
are 
the 
descendants 
of 
the 
daughter. 
During the time that our Artist was engaged 
in these works, he was frequently at the palace 
with the 
Kmg ; 
and His 
Majesty always turned 
on the means of promoting the 
the conversation 
fine arts, 
and upon the 
principles which 
should 
govern artists in the cultivation of their genius. 
In one of these conversations, Mr. West hap- 
pened 
to 
remark, 
that 
he 
had 
been 
dis- 
much 
gusted 
in Italy at 
the 
seeing 
base use to which 
the talents of the 
painters 
in 
that 
country had 
been too often employed; 
many of their noblest 
efforts being devoted to illustrate monkish 
legends, in which no one took any interest, 
while the great events in the history of their 
This led to 
King, recol- 
country were but seldom touched. 
some further reflections; and the 
lecting that Windsor-Castle had, in its present 
form, been erected by Edward the Third, said,
        

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