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-1665135
departure of the vessel, he sent in a strong repre- 
sentation on the subject to the governor of the 
city, stating, what I believe was very true, that 
Lord Elgin had never any sufficient firman or 
authority for the dilapidations that he had 
committed on the temples. Luseri, the Italian 
alluded to, was alarmed, and called on me at 
the monastery of the Roman propaga.nda, where 
I thelf resided; and it was agreed between us, 
that if any detention was attempted, I should 
remonstrate with the governor, and represent to 
him that such an arrest of British property would 
be considered as an act of hostility. But our fears 
were happily removed. N o notice was taken 
by the governor 
of Monsieur Fauvelle's 
T8 H1011- 
strance. 
In 
the 
embarked 
I 
evening 
O11 
board 
the vessel at the Pireus, and next morning was 
safely landed on the island of Idra, where the 
vessel, 
after remaining a day 01' 
tW0a 
sailed 
for 
Malta. 
But 
to 
return 
to 
the 
biographical 
narrative. 
On the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds, in 1791, 
4M1". West was unanimously elected President of 
the Royal Academy. The choice was not more
        

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