93 CHAP. Discourse to the Royal Academy in 17 94.- 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 from Objects of Sight. On characteristic Distinctions in Art. Illustrations drawn from the Apollo Belvidcre, and from the Venus de Medici; comprehending critical Remarks on those Statues. THE prizes in the Royal Academy being dis- tributed every second year, on the 10th of December, 1794, Mr. West delivered another Discourse, in which he took a more scientific view of the principles of the fine arts, than in the desultory observations which constituted the substance of his first lecture. As it con- tained much valuable information, mixed up with remarks incidental to the occasion, I have taken , the liberty of abstracting the professional in. struction from the less important matter", in order to give what deserves to be preserved