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-1666005
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1'30mpOSiti0nS of the Cartoons which are 
country, and in the picture of the 
in this 
Trans- 
figuration. 
" The transcendant dxcellence in composition, 
and in appropriate character to subject, in 
'cart00n of Paul preaching at Athens, has 
the 
1eft' 
us to desire or expect nothing flmrther to be done 
in telling this incident of history. 
" In the composition of the death of Ananias, 
and in the single iigure of Elymas the sorcerer 
struck blind, we have the same example of 
excellence. 
We 
have 
indeed 
in 
many of 
the 
characters and groups in the cartoons, the 
various modes of reasoning, speaking, and feel- 
ing; but so blended with nature and truth, and 
so precise and determined in character, that 
criticism has nothing Wherewith in that respect 
to ask for amendment. 
Cl 
Had 
the 
lifie 
of 
this 
i1lust1fi0us 
painter, 
which closed on his birth-day in his tzhirty-seventh 
year, been prolonged Ato the period of that of 
Leonardo da Vinci, Michael A11ge1o, or Titian,
        

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