Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists - Vol. 2

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had a picture of three Boors painted by this man, 1 the landscape behind by Lankrink, and a little dog on one side, by Hondius.


DANIEL BOON,

of the same country, a droll painter, which turn he meant to express, both iu his large and small pieces. He lived to about the year 1700. 2 There is a mezzotinto of him, playing on a violin.


ISAAC PALING, 3

another Dutchman, scholar of Abraham Vander Tempel, was many years in England, and practised portrait-painting. He returned to his own country in 1682.


HENRY PAERT, OR PEART,

disciple of Barlow, and afterwards of Henry Sone, from whom he contracted a talent for copying. He exerted this on most of the historic pieces of the royal collection. I suppose he was an indifferent performer, for Graham says he wanted warmth and beauty of colouring, and that his copies were better than his portraits. Vertue mentions a half-length of James, Earl of Northampton, copied from a head by Paert, who then lived in Pall-mall. 4 He died in 1697 or 98.


HENRY DANKERS,

of the Hague, was bred an engraver, but by the persuasion of his brother John, who was a painter of history, he turned to landscape, and having studied some time in Italy, came to England, where he was countenanced by Charles II. 5 and

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1
A portrait of Sir William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms, at Blyth-hall, in Warwickshire.—D.
2
[He died in 1698. Immerzeel.—W.]
3
From Houbraken's Lives of the Painters.—[He was a native of Leyden, but settled and died in the Hague.—W.]
4
There is a print from his painting, of a Morocco ambassador, 1682.
5
King Charles II. was so well pleased with the subjects of the pencil of Dankers, and his singularly neat execution of them, that he gave him ample encouragement. He engaged him to make topographical views of many seaports in his dominions, particularly prospects of the coast of Wales, and several of the royal palaces. Of these he had permission to paint repetitions. Pepys tells us that, 1669, —"He called at Dankers', the great landscape-painter, and he took measure of my pannels

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