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-1662801
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XIII. In the following year Mr. Pennington, 
a merchant of Philadelphia, who wav related to 
the West family, came to pay a visit to Mr. 
West. This gentleman wan also a member of 
the Society of Friends, and, though strictly at- 
tentive to the peculiar observances of the 
sect, was a man of pleasant temper and indul- 
gent dispositions. He noticed the drawings 
of birds and flowers round the room, unusual 
ornaments in the house of a Quaker; and heard 
with surprise that they were the work of his little 
cousin. Of their merit as pictures he did not 
pretend to be a judge, but he thought them 
wonderful productions for a boy only entering 
on his eighth year, and being told with what 
imperfect 
materials 
they had 
been 
executed, 
he 
the young Artist a box of paints 
promised to send 
the city. 
and pencils from 
On 
his 
return 
home 
he 
fulfilled 
his 
engagement, 
and at 
the 
bottom 
of the box placed several pieces of canvass pre- 
pared for the easel, and six engravings by Grev- 
ling. 
XIV. 
an aera in the 
box was 
The arrival of the 
history of the Painter and 
his art. 
It was received
        

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