Volltext: The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London

entertained the very highest respect,,and that 
he thought, but for the obligations of his birth, 
he should himself have been a Quaker ; and he 
particularly enlarged on their peaceful demean- 
our and benevolence towards one another. 
The result of this conference was, that Mr. 
West immediately received instructions to make 
designs from the list of subjects; and afterwards 
with the King himself; he assisted to form an 
architectural plan of the chapel, which it was 
proposed should be ninety feet in length by fifty 
in breadth. When some progress had been 
made in the paintings, Mr. Wyat, who had suc- 
ceeded Sir William Chambers as the royal 
architect, receivedorders to carry this plan into 
execution; and the grand flight of steps in the 
great staircase, executed by that architect, was 
designed to lead immediately to a door which 
should open into the royal closet, in the new 


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