Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Earl of Elgin's Collection of Sculptured Marbles; &c

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J. Murray, 1816 - 154 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 61 - I am confident that the three right honorable gentlemen opposite, the First Lord of the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the late President of the Board of Trade, will all with one voice answer "No." And why not? "Because," say they, "it will injure the revenue.
الصفحة 27 - Bu lif it be true, as we learn from history and experience, that free governments afford a soil most suitable to the production of native talent, to the maturing of the powers of the human mind, and to the growth of every species of excellence, by opening to merit the prospect of reward and distinction, no country can be better adapted than our own to afford an honourable asylum to these monuments of the school of Phidias, and of the administration of...
الصفحة 25 - Fauvel, who will be quoted presently, speaks as from his own examination and observation, when he mentions the two statues in question ; which, it is to be observed, still remain (without their heads) upon the pediment of the entrance, and have not been removed by Lord Elgin.
الصفحة 4 - That, in order to show their particular respect to the Ambassador of Great Britain, the august ally of the Porte, with whom they were now and had long been in the strictest alliance, they gave to his Excellency and to his Secretary, and the Artists employed by him, the most extensive permission to view, draw and model the ancient Temples of the Idols, and the Sculptures upon them, and to make excavations and to take away any stones that might appear interesting to them'.
الصفحة 54 - Elgin, that he was willing to propose to parliament to purchase it for 30,000/. provided Lord Elgin should make out, to the satisfaction of a committee of the house of commons, that he had expended so much in, 'acquiring and transporting it. Lord Elgin declined this proposal, for the reasons stated by him in his evidence: and until the month of June 1815 no -further step was taken on either side...
الصفحة 15 - Parliament to purchase it for ,£.30,000., provided Lord Elgin should make out, to the satisfaction of a Committee of the House of Commons, that he had expended so much in acquiring and transporting it. Lord Elgin declined this proposal, for the reasons stated by him in...
الصفحة xxvi - Athens, which is the place of their occupations ; or in fixing scaffolding around the ancient Temple of the Idols, or in modelling with chalk or gypsum the said ornaments and visible figures thereon ; or in measuring the fragments and vestiges of other ruined edifices ; or in excavating, when they find it necessary, the foundations, in search of inscriptions among the rubbish...
الصفحة 20 - As you enter the temple, which they call Parthenon, all that is contained in what is termed the (Eagles) Pediments, relates in every particular to the birth of Minerva ; but on the opposite or back front is the Contest of Minerva and Neptune for the land ; but the statue itself is formed of ivory and gold.
الصفحة 1 - ... acquired : The second to the circumstances under which that authority was granted: The third to the merit of the marbles as works of sculpture, and the importance of making them public property, for the purpose of promoting the study of the fine arts in Great Britain ; — and The fourth to their value as objects of sale; which includes the consideration of the expense which has attended the removing, transporting, and bringing them to England. To these will be added some general observations...
الصفحة xxvi - Jt is our desire that on the arrival of this Letter you use your diligence to act conformably to the instances of the said Ambassador, as long as the said five Artists dwelling...

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