Volltext: The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London

Work was going forward, it attracted a great deal 
of notice in his rooms, and finally had the effect 
Of inducing the association of the British 
Institution to make him an oifer of three thousand 
guineas for the picture. 
ofFer, but on condition 
Mr. West accepted the 
that he should be at 
liberty to make a copy for the hospital at 
Philadelphia, and to introduce into the copy 
such alterations and improvements as he might 
think fit. This copy he also executed, and the 
success which attended. the exhibition of it in 
that the proceeds 
America was so extraordinary, 
the hospital 
committee of 
of no less 
enlarge the building for the reception 
than thirty additional patients.


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