a mantle of purple satin, admirably coloured. At the Royal Society is a head of Dr. John Wallis; at Draper's-hall, Sheldon, lord mayor, whole length ; in the audit-room of Christ-church, Oxford, a head of Fuller, Bishop of Lincoln ; and at Wimpole was a good double half-length of John, Earl of Bridgwater, and Grace, his countess, sitting. Vertue describes another head, of Sir Francis Throckmorton, in a full wig, and a cravat tied with a riband, and the painter's name; a fine head of Loggan, the engraver ; and another, which he commends extremely, of a gentleman in a full, dark periwig, and pink-coloured drapery : on the straining frame was written—
Vertue saw too a small oval, painted on paper and pasted on board, the portrait of a Mr. Thompson. Soest was not only an able master himself, but formed Mr. Riley.
another scholar of Soest, was son of a clergyman, and born at Maidstone, in Kent. He lived some time at a nobleman's, in the West of England, and at last died poor in the Charter-house. 1
a Dutch landscape-painter, lived here long and painted much ; chiefly glades, dark oaken groves, land-storms and water-falls; 2 and in Switzerland, where he resided too, he drew many views of the Alps. He died in London about 1680. In King James's catalogue, where are mentioned three of his landscapes, he is called Loaton. Except this little notice, all the rest is taken from Graham, as are the three next articles entirely.____________________
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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: 128.
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