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-1662856
ney as with the box of colours. Every thing in 
the town filled him with astonishment; but the 
view of the shipping, which was entirely new, 
particularly attracted his eye, and interested him 
like the imaginary spectacles of magic. 
II. When the Hrst emotions of his pleasure and 
Wonder had subsided, he applied to Mr. Pen- 
nington to procure him materials for painting. 
That gentleman was desirous of getting pos- 
session of the First picture, and had only re- 
signed what he jocularly alleged were his just 
claims, in consideration of the mother's feelings, 
and on being assured that the next picture should 
be 
Pu1'P0sE]y 
pain ted 
for 
him. 
The 
materials 
were 
procured, 
and 
the 
Artist composed a 
land- 
scape, which comprehended a picturesque view of 
a river, with vessels on the water, and cattle pas- 
turing on the banks. While he was engaged 
in this picture, an incident occurred which, 
though trivial in itself, was so much in unison 
with 
the 
other 
circu mstances 
that 
favoured 
the 
bent of 
omitted, 
his 
genius: 
that 
it 
ought 
not 
to 
be
        

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