was much employed there for family-pieces. He afterwards removed to Lincoln's-inn-fields, and painted the portraits of the Knights of the Bath, 1 on the revival of that order, for the series of plates, which he first projected, and which were engraved by Pine. Highmore published two pamphlets; one called, A critical Examination of the Ceiling painted by Rubens in the Banqueting-house, in which Architecture is introduced, as far as relates to Perspective; together with the Discussion of a Question, which has been the subject of Debate among Painters. Written many years since, but now first published, 1754, quarto. 2 The other, The Practice of Perspective on the Principles of Dr. Brook Taylor, &c. Written many years since, but now first published, 1763, quarto; with fifty copper-plates; price one guinea in boards. 3 He had a daughter who was married to a prebendary of Canterbury, 4 and to her he retired on his quitting business, and died there in March 1780, aged eighty-eighth. 5
the scholar and son-in-law of Richardson, enjoyed for many years the chief business of portrait-painting in the capital, after the favourite artists, his master and Jervas, were gone off the stage; though Vanloo first, and Liotard afterwards, for a few years diverted the torrent of fashion from the established professor. 6 Still, the country gentlemen were faithful to their compatriot, and were content with his honest similitudes, and with the fair tied wigs, blue velvet coats, and white satin waistcoats, which he bestowed liberally on his customers, and which with complacence they____________________
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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: 323.
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