though a strong mannerist, 1 and easily distinguishable by the large noses and shambling legs of his figures. In his pictures his colouring was raw, nor in any light did he attain excellence. He was a rough man, with good natural parts, and a humourist—a character often tasted by contemporaries, but which seldom assimilates with or forgives the rising generation. He died of the gout at his house in Dean-street, Soho, in 1776, aged sixty-eight. 2
of the same era, was not only the first painter of his own age, but one whose works will charm in every age. If he was but second to Vandevelde 3 in sea-pieces, he excelled him in variety, and often introduced buildings in his pictures with consummate skill. His views of London- bridge, of the quay at the Custom-house, &c. were equal to his marines, 4 and his figures were judiciously chosen and admirably painted; nor were his washed drawings inferior to his finished pictures. Sir Edward Walpole has several of his largest and most capital works. The gout harassed and terminated his life, but he had formed a scholar that compensated for his loss to the public, Mr. Marlow. Mr. Scott died October 12, 1772, leaving an only daughter by his wife, who survived him till April 1781. 5____________________
WILLIAM MARLOW, his pupil, became a very distinguished artist, and excelled in landscape and subjects with architecture. He improved himself by studying in Italy. A view of the Castle and Bridge of St. Angelo, at Rome, which he exhibited upon his return to England, insured to him a high reputation.—D.
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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: 325.
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