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

pricei allowed for them as charged in the 
audited account, of which the King himself had 
Independent of the relation which this paper 
bears to the subject of these memoirs, it is a 
curious document, and will be interesting as 
such, as long as the history of the progress of 
the arts in this country excites the attention of 
I have now but little to add to these memoirs. 
But they would be deficient in an important 
event, were I to omit noticing the death of 
Mrs. West, which took place on the 6th of 
December, 1817. The malady with which she 
had been afflicted for several years smoothed 
the way for her relief from suffering, and 
softened the pang of sorrow for her loss. She 
was in many respects a woman of an elevated 
character; and her death, after a union of more 
than half a century, was to her husband one of 
those irreparable changes in life, for virhich no 
equivalent can ever be obtained.


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