of the hall at Marlborough-house. He worked, too for Villiers, 1 Duke of Buckingham, at York-house. 2 A ceiling from thence was since at the house of Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, in St. James's-park. It represented the nine muses, in a large circle. He painted too the family of Villiers, and a large picture for him, eight feet wide by five high, of a Magdalen lying in a grotto, contemplating a skull. At Hampton-court is his Joseph and Potiphar's wife; 3 he drew other things for the king, and presented him with a book of drawings. Of Lot and his daughters there is a print after him, in which he is called, by mistake, Civis Romanus, engraved by Lucas Vosterman. He made several attempts at portrait-painting, but with little success ; and after residing here about twelve years, died at the age of eighty-four, and was buried under the altar in the chapel of Somerset-house. His daughter,
was also in England, was reckoned not inferior to her father in history, and excelled him in portraits : her own is in the gallery at Althorp. 4 King Charles had several of her works. Her best was David with the head of Goliath. She drew some of the royal family and many of the nobility ; but the chief part of her life was at Naples, where she lived splendidly, and was as famous, says Graham, 5 for her amours 6 as for her painting. 7____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists. Volume: 2. Contributors: Horace Walpole - Author. Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1888. Page number: 11.
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