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WEST, Benjamin, P.R.A. (1738--1820)
A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 10, 1792, by the president. ... To which is prefixed the speech of the president to the Royal Academicians on the 24th of March 1792.
London: printed by Thomas Cadell, printer to the Royal Academy, 1793.
viii, vi, 36 p. ; 26.3 cm. (4º)

The dedication is signed by Benjamin West, who was elected after Sir Joshua Reynolds's death in 1792 to succeed him as president of the Royal Academy of Arts. The half-title giving the price 'Five Shillings'. ESTC t10652.

Copy Notes Bound last in a volume containing a run of the original editions of Reynolds's discourses starting with the eighth (q.v.), 1779--92. With the half-title inscribed in ink Paul Sandby Esqr / from the Author.

Binding C19th sprinkled calf (to match earlier 18th-century binding of preceding Reynolds discourses), gilt-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label matching new label applied to earlier volume.

Reference Number 3568


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