mentions, besides, a landscape painted in 1666 : Diana returned from hunting, and a bull-baiting, dated 1678.
Jodocus Hondius, probably the grandfather of Abraham, had been in England before, and was an engraver of maps. He executed some of Speed's, and one 1 of the voyages of Thomas Cavendish and Sir Francis Drake round the globe He also engraved a genealogic chart of the houses of York and Lancaster, with the arms of the knights of the garter to the year 1589, drawn by Thomas Talbot; a map of the Roman empire ; another of the Holy Land, and particularly the celestial and terrestrial globes, the largest that had then ever been printed. I shall say nothing more of him in this place (as the Catalogue of English Engravers I reserve for a separate volume), 2 but that he left a son, Henry, born in London, whom I take for the father of Abraham Hondius, and who finished several things that had been left imperfect by Jodocus.
an English painter of perspective and architecture, in which last science he practised too, having some share in the Royal Exchange. He died about 1671.
not only the most capital painter of this reign, but whose works are admitted amongst the classics of the art, was born at Soest in Westphalia, where his father, a captain of foot, was in garrison. His name was Vander Vaas, but being born at the Hague, in a perfumer's shop, the sign of the Lily, he received the appellation of Captain du Lys, or Lely, which became the proper name of the son. 4 He received his first instructions in painting from one De Grebber, and____________________
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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: 91.
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