backed by sand-hills that enliven the green, and the gatherers dispersed among the narrow alleys enliven the picture, and give it various distances.
Lambert, 1 who was instructed by Hassel, and at first imitated Wootton, was a very good master in the Italian style, and followed the manner of Gaspar, but with more richness in his compositions. His trees were in a great taste, and grouped nobly. He painted many admirable scenes for the play-house, where he had room to display his genius; and, in concert with Scott, executed six large pictures of their settlements for the East India Company, which are placed at their house in Leadenhall-street. He died Feb. 1, 1765. He did a few landscapes in crayons.
for the greater part of his life painted portraits in miniature : he afterwards with worse success performed them in oil; but at last acquired reputation and money by etchings in the manner of Rembrandt, 2 proved to be a very easy task, by the numbers of men who have counterfeited that master so as to deceive all those who did not know his works by heart. Worlidge's imitations and his heads in black-lead have grown astonishingly into fashion. His best piece is the whole-length of Sir John Astley, copied from Rembrandt: his print of the Theatre at Oxford and the Act there, and his statue of Lady Pomfret's Cicero, are very poor performances. His last work was a book of gems from the antique. 3 He died September 23, 1766, at Hammersmith,____________________
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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: 334.
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