going to Amsterdam, whither he had been invited by some relations. He was buried in St. Paul's, Covent-garden.
of Harlem, came to England in 1674, and learned of Wyck, the father, but did not confine himself to landscape. For some time he painted draperies for Wissing, and portraits 1 for himself, and still-life. He was particularly famous for representations of partridges and dead game. In old Devonshire-house in Piccadilly he painted a violin against a door, that deceived every body. When the house was burned, this piece was preserved, and is now at Chatsworth. In 1713 he sold his collection, and got more money by mending pictures than he did in the former part of his life by painting them. He built a house in Covent-garden, of which parish he was an inhabitant above fifty years. He was a man of an amiable character, and dying of a fever in 1721, at the age of seventy-four, was buried in the righthand aisle of the church of Covent-garden. Prints were taken from several of his works; some he executed in mezzotinto himself, and others from Wissing; in which art he gave instructions to the celebrated John Smith. Vander Vaart, who was a bachelor, left a nephew, Arnold, who succeeded him in the business of repairing pictures.
was born at Basil 2 in Switzerland, and in 1702 came into England, where he painted portraits: Vertue says, "They were well coloured, his draperies pleasant, and his women graceful." He died in 1714, and was buried at Pancras. 3____________________
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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: 248.
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