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-1662692
10 
the child 
happened 
to 
smile 
in 
its sleep, 
and 
its 
beauty attracted his attention. 
He looked at it with 
a pleasure which he had never before experienced, 
and observing some paper on a table, together with 
red and 
pens and 
black 
ink, 
seized them 
he 
with 
portrait: 
endeavoured to delineate a 
agitation and 
although 
at 
period 
this 
he 
had never seen an en- 
graving or a picture, 
and was only in the seventh 
year of his age. 
Hearing the approach of his mother and sister, he 
endeavoured 
to conceal 
what he had been 
doing ; 
but the old lady observing his confusion, enquired 
What 
he 
WHS 
about, 
and 
requested 
him 
to show 
her the paper. 
to 
He obeyed, entreating her not 
be 
angry. 
West, 
Mrs. 
after 
looking 
SOITIC 
time 
at the drawing with 
evident pleasure, 
her 
to 
said 
daughter, 
declare 
he 
has 
made 
a likeness of 
Sally," 
little 
and kissed 
him 
much fondness 
with 
and satisfaction. 
This encouraged him to say, that 
if it would give her any pleasure, 
would 
he 
make 
pictures 
of 
the 
Howers 
which 
she 
held 
in 
her 
hand ; 
for 
the 
instinct 
of 
his 
genius 
WRS 
HOW 
awakened, 
he 
and 
felt 
that 
he could 
imitate the 
which pleased his sight. 
forms of those things
        

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