CHAP. VII. ()hser1.1ati0ns an Mr. West's Intercourse with the King.--- Anecdote qf the American War.- Studies for the His- torical Pictures at Windsor Castle. Anecdote qf the late Marquis qf Buclcinghan2.- Anecdote qf Sir Joshua Rey- nolds ; and Q" the Athenian Marbles. Election qf Mr. West to the Presidency qf the Royal Academ_y.- His Speech to the Academicians on that 70 CH AP. VIII. The first Discourse of Mr. West to the Students of the Academy. Progress of the Arts. - Of the Arlvalntages of Schools of Art.- On the Natural Origin of the Arts.- Qf the Patronage which honoured the Patrons and the Artists.-Professional Advice.-Promising State of the Arts in 83 CHAP. Discourse to ill6 Royal Acadenzg in l7944.';- Observations on the Advantage of drawing the Human Figure correctly.- On the Propriety of cultivating the Eye, in order to enlarge the Variety of our Pleasures derived jrom Objects of Sight. On characteristic Distinctions in Art. --V Illustrations drawn jiom the Apollo Bclvidere, and jiom the Venus de Medici; camprehending critical Remarks on those Statues. 93 CHAP. Discourse to the Academy in 1797. On the Principles qf Painting and Sculpture.-Of Embellishments in Archi- tecturb. Of -tire T aste qf Hm Ancients. --Errors gf Mg