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-1665246
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which it has been accustomed in 
" In the arts of design were conveyed the 
original means of communicating ideas, which 
the discoverers of countries show us to have 
been seized upon, as it were involuntarily, by 
all the first stages of society. A Although the 
people were rude in knowledge and in manners, 
yet they were possessed of the means by which 
they could draw figures of things, and they 
could make those iigures speak" their purposes to 
others as Well as to themselves. The Mexicans 
conversed. in that Way when Cortes came among 
them; and the savages of North America still 
employ the same means of communicating in- 
telligence. 
" When, therefore, you have taken up the 
arts of design zis your profession, you have 
embraced that which has not only been sanc- 
tioned by the cultivation of the earliest an- 
tiquity, but to which their is no antiquity prior, 
except that of the visible creation.
        

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