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Excerpt from Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy
It was not until Joshua was seventeen that his father took steps to find him a profession. He was then offered his choice between art and medicine, between becoming a painter or a country apothecary. Characteristically enough, he said he would rather follow medicine than become an ordinary painter, but that his choice would be reversed if his feet could be set upon a path which might lead to excellence. To us the phrase ordinary painter seems a.
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