"I only wish to impress on your minds the true distinction between essential and subordinate powers, and shew what qualities in the art claim your chief attention, and what may, with the least injury to your reputation, be neglected."
— Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792)
Text from A Discourse Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1782, by the President. (London: Printed by Thomas Cadell, 1783). <Link to ECCO>