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

Discourse.  Introduction.-- On the Philosophy qf Cbaragjgr 
in Art. - Of Phiclias._ Of Apelles.  Of the Progress of 
the Arts among the Modems.  Of Leonardo do Vinci.- 
Of lllichael Angelo, Raphael, and Bartolomeo.  Qf 
Titian.  the Ejkcts of Patronage. 
IT is not my intention to give all the discourses 
which Mr. West addressed to the students of 
the Academy, but only those which contain, 
what may be called, illustrations of the principles 
of his art. The following, however, is so 
interesting and so various in its matter, that it 
would be improper in me to make any attempt 
to garble or abridge it, beyond omitting the 
mere incidental notice of temporary circum- 
" The discourse which I am about to deliver, 
according to usual custom on the return of this 
day, must be considered as addressed more


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