bable that this painter was in England at least in that year, and Vertue found it confirmed by Houbraken his scholar, who, in his Lives of the Painters, 1 says, that Hoogstraten was born at Dordrecht, in 1627, was first instructed by his father, and then by Rembrandt; 2 that he painted in various kinds, particularly small portraits, and was countenanced by the Emperor and King of Hungary ; that he travelled to Italy, and came to England ; that he was author of a book on painting, called De Zichtbare Waerelt, 3 and died at Dordrecht in 1678.
was among the first that came over after the Restoration, when a re-established court promised the revival of arts, and consequently advantage to artists ; but the poor man was as much disappointed as if he had been useful to the court in its depression. He was born at Antwerp, in 1637, and is said 4 to have succeeded in small histories ; but not being encouraged, and having a fruitful invention and easy pencil, his best profit was making sketches for others of his profession. He lived to 1704, and was buried in Westminster. His brother, who resided at Brussels, painted a head of him.____________________
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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: 89.
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