grandfather were vicars, the former of Elsenham, in Essex, the latter of Sabridgeworth, in Hertfordshire, towards the latter end of Elizabeth. Herbert, who received his name from his maternal uncle, withdrew, with his youngest brother, Theophilus, into Holland, after the death of Charles I. The latter followed arms ; Herbert applied to painting, and made good progress in portraits, as appears by some small ones of himself and family, now in England, where, however, they are little known. A print of Sir Lionel Jenkins, probably drawn at Nimeguen is from a picture by Tuer. He married two wives, Mary Van Gameren, daughter of a procurer of Utrecht, and Elizabeth Van Heymenbergh. John, his son by the first, was resident at Nimeguen with his mother-in-law, in 1680, at which time Herbert was dead. It is believed that he died at Utrecht, where, in the Painters'-hall, is said to be a head finely coloured, by him.
two painters who worked at Wilton, painting ceilings and panels of rooms. Tempesta was, I believe, son of a well- known painter of the same name. Tomaso, and a brother of his, who was employed at Wilton too, were brought over by Sir Charles Cotterel, for which reason I have placed them here, though I do not know exactly whether their performances were not dated a little later than this period. I find no other mention of them 1 or Tempesta in England. There are at Wilton two pieces of tapestry after the cartoons of Raphael, with the workman's name, Stephen Mayn, and his arms, a cross of St. George; probably executed long before this period, and perhaps not in England.
If our painters in oil were not of the first rate during the period I have been describing, in water-colours that reign has the highest pretensions. 2____________________