in crayons, 1 which Mrs. Pope said was not very like, and which, descending to Lord Burlington, was given by his lordship to Kent. It was painted by one Jackson, a relation of Cooper, of whom I know nothing more, and who, I suppose, drew another head of Cooper, in crayons, in Queen Caroline's closet, 2 said to be painted by himself ; but I find no account of his essays in that way. He did once attempt oil, as Murray the painter told Vertue, and added, that Hayls thereupon applied to miniature, which he threatened to continue, unless Cooper desisted from oil, which he did; but such menaces do not frighten much, unless seconded by want of success. Among Orinda's poems is one to Cooper, on drawing her friend Lucasia's picture, in 1660.
the dwarf, being page to a lady at Mortlake, was placed by her with Francesco Cleyne, to learn to draw, in which he succeeded, perfecting himself by copying the works of Sir Peter Lely, 3 who drew Gibson's picture leaning on a____________________
The stature of Jeffrey was one inch only below that of Gibson, and his wife likewise ; but his figure was just and symmetrical; and he possessed and exercised the accomplishments of a complete gentleman. He was the prototype of the Polish
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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: 149.
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