like him painted shipping in black and white, was employed by King Charles, and had a salary.
The younger William left a son, a painter too of the same style, and who made good copies from his father's works, but was otherwise no considerable performer. He went to Holland and died there. He had a sister who was first married to Simon Du Bois, whom I shall mention hereafter, and then to Mr. Burgess. She had the portraits of her grandfather and father by Sir Godfrey Kneller, of her brother by Wissing, and of her great uncle Cornelius.
of Bommel, son of a portrait-painter, and disciple of Sachtleven, was a neat and excellent painter of small landscapes in oil, as may be seen by two views of Windsor, still in the gallery there. After the rapid conquests of the French in 1672, he removed from Utrecht to Nimeguen, and pleasing the Marquis de Bethune, was made his major-domo, employed to purchase pictures, and carried by him to France, from whence he passed into England, and painted for King Charles a chimney-piece at Whitehall, and a few other things, 2 but demanding extravagant prices, as 150l. and 200l. for his pictures, he had not many commissions from court; and being as vain in his expense 3 as of his works, he grew____________________
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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: 141.
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