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-1662965
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justice 
to 
the 
figure of 
the slave 
who 
presented 
the poison, 
and which 
he 
thought 
ought 
to 
be 
naked. 
Henry 
had 
E1IIlOng' 
workmen a very 
his 
handsome young man, and, without Waiting to 
answer the objection, he sent for him into the 
Qn 
his 
entrance 
he 
pointed 
out to 
him 
West, 
and 
said, 
" There 
is 
your model." 
The 
appearance of the young man, whose arms and 
breast were naked, instantaneously convinced 
the Artist 
that 
he 
had 
only to 
look 
into nature 
for 
the 
models 
which 
would 
impart 
grace 
gmd 
energy to his delineation of forms. 
When the Death of Socrates was finished, 
it 
attracted 
much 
attention, 
and 
led 
to 
one 
of 
those fortunate acquaintances 
by which 
the 
sub- 
sequent career of the Artist has been 
facilitated. About this period the 
so happily 
inhabitants 
of Lancaster had resolved to erect a public gram- 
mar-school ; 
Dr. Smith, 
and 
the 
Provost 
of 
the 
College 
at Philadelphia, 
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invited 
by them 
to 
arrange 
the 
C011 T56 
of 
instruction, 
and 
to 
place 
the institution in the 
way best 
calculated 
to 
swer the intention of the founders. 
This gentle- 
was an excellent classical 
man 
scholar, 
and com-
        

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