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-1662703
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consideration in 
deserves 
This curious incident 
two points of 
view. 
The sketch 
must 
have had 
SOIIIB 
merit, 
since 
the 
likeness 
W215 
SO 
obvious, 
of the young artist 
how early the hand 
indicating 
possessed the power of 
representing the observa- 
of 
tions 
his eye. 
more remarkable 
But it is still 
the birth 
of 
the 
fine 
arts 
in 
the 
New World, 
and as one of 
the 
few 
in 
instances 
history of 
the 
can be 
in which the first inspiration of genius 
aft: 
distinctly 
traced 
to 
8 
particular 
circumstance. 
The 
drawing 
VVHS 
shown 
by 
Mrs. West 
to 
her 
husband, 
W119: 
remembering 
the 
prediction 
of 
was delighted with 
Peckover, 
this early indication 
of talent in his 
But the fact, though in itself 
very curious, 
will appear 
still 
IIIOFC 
remarkable, 
when 
the state of 
the country at that period, 
and 
the 
peculiar manners 
of 
the 
Quakers, 
are 
taken 
into consideration. 
The institutions of William Penn had been 
the descendants of 
sacredly preserved by 
the 
first 
settlers, 
with 
whom 
the 
remembrance 
of 
the 
which 
CRUISES 
had 
led 
their 
ancestors 
to 
forsake 
their native country, 
ditions of religion, 
was cherished like the tra- 
and became a motive to
        

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