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-1662862
27 
III. 
Samuel 
Shoemaker PW, 
intimate 
friend 
of 
Penmngton, 
one 
of 
the 
principal 
mer- 
chants of Philadelphia, 
happened to meet 
in 
the 
street 
with 
0118 
Williams, 
Pai nter, 
carrying 
home 
picture. 
Struck 
by 
the 
beauty of 
the 
performance, 
he 
enquired 
if 
it 
WEIS 
intended 
for 
sale, 
and 
being 
told 
that 
it 
W218 
already 
disposed 
O fa 
he 
ordered 
another 
to 
be 
pain ted 
For 
himself. 
When 
the 
painting 
YVEIS 
finished, 
he 
requested 
the 
artist 
to 
CE1X'l'y 
it 
to 
Pennington's 
house, 
in 
order 
that 
it 
might 
be 
shewn 
to 
young 
West. 
It 
WES 
veTY 
well 
executed, 
and 
the 
WHS 
boy 
SO 
much 
astonished 
at the sight of it, 
that 
his 
emotion 
and 
surprise 
attracted 
the 
attention 
of 
Vvilliams, 
who 
WHS 
1118.11 
of 
obsel vation, 
and 
judged 
correctly 
in 
thinking 
that such 
an 
manifestation 
of 
in so young a boy, 
sensibility 
indicated some- 
thi n'g 
extraordinary 
in 
his 
character. 
He 
tered 
into 
conversation with 
him: 
and 
enquired 
if 
he 
had 
read 
any 
books, 
OT 
the 
lives 
of 
great 
men. 
The 
little 
amateur 
told 
that 
him 
he had 
This 
gentleman was afterwards introduced by Mr. 
West 
to the King, 
at Windsor, 
as one of the American Loy-alists.
        

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