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-1666012
1 64. 
when in the space of seventeen years at Rome 
he has given the world more unrivalled works 
of art, than has fallen to the lot of any other 
painter, what an additional excellence might 
we not have expected in his works for subsequent 
admire. 
generations to 
" The next distinguished artist who comes 
under our consideration is Titian. The grandeur 
which Michael Angelo gave to the human iigure, 
Titian has rivalled in colbur, and both were 
dignified during their lives with the appellation 
of The Divine. 
" I will pass over the many appropriate 
portraits which he painted. of men, and the 
portraits of Women, though not the most 
distinguished for beauty, in the character of 
Venus, to meet the fashion of the age in which 
ne 
lived 
and 
notice 
only 
those 
works 
of 
mental power, 
nence in the 
which have raised him to emi- 
class of refined artists. On this 
point, you will find that his picture of St. Peter 
Martyr will justify the claim he has to that 
rank.
        

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