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-1665668
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arrived among 
the Greeks, 
the 
immense 
value 
which they put upon the works of that artist, 
and that they were too Awise to devote their 
applause to things which fell short of consum- 
mate excellence, we cannot; doubt but it was 
by the cultivation of the public mind that the arts 
reached such attainments among them. What 
must 
have 
been 
their 
exquisite state when 
the 
simple line drawn by Protogenes,  in the con- 
sciousness of his acknowledged perfection, and 
which was 
intended 
to 
BIIHOLIHCB 
the man who 
drew it, 
as if he had told 
much 
HS 
his 
was so far excelled by another simple line over it 
by Apelles, that the former at orice confessed him- 
self outdone ? Those two lines, simple as they 
were, 
were by no means trifling in their instruc- 
tion. 
They gave us, as it Were, an epitome of the 
progress which the arts.had long been making 
in Greece. For if the drawing of a simple 
line, 
of 
such 
3 
master 
Protogenes, 
SIS 
who was 
conceived 
by Hlany 
to 
hold 
the 
first 
pencil 
in 
the World, 
surpassed, 
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to his 
great 
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by another, thow high must refinement have 
been raised by the exertions of the artists in a- 
period so cmulous of perfection 1
        

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