An Appeal to the People of the United States, in Behalf of Art, Artists, and the Public Weal (Classic Reprint) by Shearjashub SpoonerAn Appeal to the People of the United States, in Behalf of Art, Artists, and the Public Weal (Classic Reprint) by Shearjashub Spooner

An Appeal to the People of the United States, in Behalf of Art, Artists, and the Public Weal…

byShearjashub Spooner

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Such is the public apathy on the subject of the Fine Arts, and such the opposition I have been compelled to encounter from foreign interest and jealousy, together with other adverse circumstances, that I now almost despair of being able to consummate my plans by my own individual ex ertions, though I have fully proved to the world that they are entirely practicable, and at a very moderate cost.

I therefore propose, and pledge myself to give these coppers, now and forever, to the Smithsonian Institution, provided she will carry out my plans. I will also devote my time to the supervision of the restoration and publication of the works, without any pecuniary remuneration. I do not desire a dollar of the funds to pass through my hands if this should be deemed desirable, I will give bonds for the faithful discharge of my duties. This course would make it a national enterprise, which would enlist the sympathy and support of the whole country. If, after due con sideration, the Smithsonian Institution should deem it incompatible with the legitimate objects of the Institution, then, I offer the same terms to any other public institutlon ln the country, or to any body of liberal men, who will associate themselves together, to carry out the enterprise for the public good.

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Title:An Appeal to the People of the United States, in Behalf of Art, Artists, and the Public Weal…Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.07 inPublished:November 16, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1330084756

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