husband's portraits by herself. In the Bodleian Library at Oxford, is a picture that she gave to it, which, by a strange mistake, is called Sir Thomas More, though it is evidently a copy of Cromwell, Earl of Essex. Nay, Robert Whitehall, a poetaster, wrote verses to her in 16 74, on her sending this supposed picture of Sir Thomas More. 1
The other arts made no figure in this reign; I scarce find even names of professors.
an admired statuary in his own time, but only memorable to us by a capricious character. He was scholar of Burman, who, having debauched his servant-maid, obliged Bushnell to marry her. The latter, in disgust, left England, stayed two years in France, and from thence went to Italy. He lived some time at Rome and at Venice; in the last city he made a magnificent monument for a Procuratore di San Marco, representing the siege of Candia, and a naval engagement between the Venetians and Turks. He came home through Germany by the way of Hamburg. Some of his first works, after his return, were the statues of Charles I. and II. at the Royal Exchange, and Sir Thomas Gresham there above stairs. His best were the kings, at Temple-bar. He carved several marble monuments, particularly one for Lord Ashburnham, in Sussex; one for Dr. Grew's wife, in Christ-church, London ; one for Lord Thomond, in Northamptonshire; Cowley's 2 and Sir Palmes Fairborn's, in Westminster-abbey, and cut a head of Mr. Talman. He had agreed to complete the set of kings at the Royal Exchange, but hearing that another person (I suppose Cibber) had made interest to carve some of them, Bushnell would not proceed, though he had begun six or seven. Some of his profession asserting that, though he____________________
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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: 239.
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