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-1662770
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not 
OCCIIT 
to 
any of 
the 
family to 
provide 
him 
with 
better 
materials. 
In 
the 
COUTSE 
of 
the 
summer 
Party 
of 
Indians 
CRITIC 
to 
Pay 
their 
annual 
visit 
to 
SpringHeld, 
and 
being 
amused 
with 
the 
sketches 
of 
birds 
and 
H0 wers 
which 
them, 
shewed 
Benjamin 
they taught him 
to pre- 
with 
pare the red and yellow colours 
which 
they 
painted 
their 
ornaments. 
To 
these his 
mother 
added blue, by giving him a piece of indigo, so that 
he was thus put in possession of the three primary 
colours. 
The 
is 
fancy 
disposed 
to 
expatiate 
this 
interesting 
fact ; 
for the mythologies of 
tiquity furnish 
1'10 
HIOTC 
alleg01'Y 
beautiful ; 
and 
8 
Painter 
who 
would 
embody 
the 
metaphor 
of 
Artist 
instructed 
by 
Nature, 
could 
scarcely 
imagine 
any 
thing 
l'Tl0I'B 
picturesque 
than 
the 
real 
incident 
of 
the 
Indians 
instructing 
West 
to 
prep are 
the 
prismatic 
colours. 
The 
Indians 
also 
taught 
him 
to 
be 
an 
expert archer, 
and he 
was sometimes in 
the 
practice of 
shooting 
birds 
for 
models, 
when he thought that their plumage 
Well in a picture. 
would look 
XII. 
His 
drawings 
at 
length 
attracted 
the 
attention 
of 
the 
neighbours ; 
some of 
and 
them
        

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