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-1666053
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stance, 
says that it had been the labour of seven 
years. 
But by his original sketch in oil colours, 
I have the 
which 
good 
fortune 
to 
POSSGSSQ 
and 
by which We may form an estimate, although 
the general eifect and composition are unrivalled, 
characters of the 
the 
of the 
heads 
apostles 
RTE 
not 
equal 
to 
those 
of 
Leonardo 
da 
Vinci 
on 
subject. 
the same 
CO 
L 
1' 
6 
gm? 
bio 
Allegri da 
Antonio 
is 
the 
sixth 
source, 
whose 
emanating 
powers 
have 
illu- 
minated 
the 
fane 
'a1'ts in the modern world. 
A 
superstitious 
mind, 
seeing 
his works, 
would 
suppose 
that 
he 
had 
received 
his 
tuition 
in 
painting from the angels ; 
figures seem to 
as his 
belong to another race of being 
than man, 
and 
to have something 
too 
of 
celestial for the forms 
to have presented to his view. 
earth 
Such have 
been the sayings of many on seeing his works 
at Parma, but, to my conception, he painted 
from the nature with which he was surrounded. 
His 
pictures 
of 
the 
Note, 
St. Gierolimo, 
and 
St. George, 
the 
are evident proofs of the observ- 
ation. In the first of these pictures his 
conception shines supreme, It is the 
mental 
idea of
        

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