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-1663074
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dying the pictural 
of 
Nature,_ 
and 
he 
hailed 
the 
discovery 
HS 
revelation 
to 
promote 
his 
improvement 
the art of 
in 
painting, 
On his 
return 
SOOI] 
after 
to 
his 
father's, 
he 
had 
box 
made with one of 
the 
sides 
perforated ; 
and: 
verting 
to 
the 
reflective power of 
the mirror, 
he 
contrived, 
without 
CV6 l' 
having 
heard 
of 
the 
strument, 
Camera. 
to invent the 
Thus furnish- 
ing 
another 
proof, 
that 
although 
the 
faculty 
which 
Enables 
El 
II] all 
to 
excel 
in 
anY 
particular 
it is seldom 
art or science is a natural endowment, 
unaccompanied with 
3 
general superiority of 
servation. 
that 
It will, however, not be disputed, 
a boy under sixteen,who had thus, by the guidance 
unassisted judgment, 
of his own 
found out a me- 
thod 
of 
ascertaining 
the 
colour 
and 
outline 
of 
natural objects as they should appear in painting, 
possessed 
1'10 
ordinary 
mind. 
Observations 
of 
this 
nature 
mark 
the 
difference 
between 
innate 
talent 
and 
instructed 
habits ; 
and: 
whether 
in 
painting: 
or in poetry; 
in art, 
science, con- 
or in 
stitu te 
the 
SOUTCG 
of 
that peculiarity 
of 
intellect 
which 
of 
the eH"ects 
is discriminated from 
educa- 
tion, 
by the 
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original 
of 
talent. 
The self- 
educated man of genius, when his mind is formed,
        

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