Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists - Vol. 3

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SIGNOR GUELFI,

a scholar of Camillo Rusconi, was invited to Engla Lord Burlington, for whom he did many works in London and at Chiswick, He was some time employed in repairing the antiques at Lord Pomfret's, at Easton Neston, now at Oxford. 1 His tomb of Mr. Craggs in Westminster 2 is graceful and simple, but shows that he was a very indifferent sculptor. After a residence here of near twenty years he returned to his native Bologna in 1734.

8. Statue of Shakspeare, (executed for Garrick in 1758, and by him bequeathed to the British Mu- seum.)

9. Bishop Hough. Worcester-cathedral.

10. General Wade. Westminster-abbey.

11. Lady Middleton.

12. G. F. Handel. Westminster-abbey. (Roubiliac's last work.)

13. Lady Elizabeth Nightingale. West- minster-abbey.

14. John, Duke of Argyll. (Statue of Eloquence.) Ditto.

BUSTS.

1. Dr. Frewen. Library, Christ-church, Oxford.

2. Handel.

3. Sir Robert Walpole. Houghton.

4. Pope. Mr. Watson Taylor.

5. Six Busts. Library of Trinity-col- lege, Cambridge

6. Four, presented to Pope, by Frederic, Prince of Wales. Spenser, Shak- spcare, Milton and Dryden. Be- queathed to G. Lord Lyttelton. Hagley, Worcestershire.—D.

[Several anecdotes of Roubiliac are related by Smith, in the second volume of his Nollekens; they are repeated by Cunningham in his third volume of British Painters, &c.—W.]

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1
The collection of marbles originally made by Thomas, Earl of Arundel, was purchased by Lord Pomfret, and presented to the University of Oxford by Henrietta, his countess, in 1753. They have since been called the "Pomfret Statues." Guelri was recommended by Lord Burlington to restore them, but the best of the collection are those which he restored the least. He misconceived the original character of almost every statue which he attempted to make perfect, and ruined the greater number of those he was permitted to touch : mere workmanship is a very insufficient qualification in him who would regain the perfection of any antique fragment. Yet even this Guelfi did not possess.—D.
2
Among Pope's Letters, (vol. x. p. 433, and 439, Edit. Bowles,) to Mrs New- sham, the sister of Craggs, are two, respecting the great care he took in superintending the design and execution of this monument. He says. "I have made the Latin inscription as full, and yet as short, as I possibly could.' " The Italian sculptor has not yet finished the clay model. Indeed it is a vast disadvantage to the likeness, not to be able to see the life." " I wish to God the statue were once well set up : it will make the finest figure, I think, in the place ; and it is the least part of honour due to the memory of a man, who made the best, in his station." The design of this monument may have the praise of simplicity, but certainly not of grace.—D.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Anecdotes of Painting in England; - With Some Account of the Principal Artists. *
  • Contents to Vol III *
  • List of Illustrations-vol. III v
  • Woodcuts vii
  • Chapter XX - Painters in the Reign of George Ii. *
  • William Hogarth *
  • Chapter XXI - Painters in Enamel and Miniature, Statuaries, and Medallists, in the Reign of George Ii. 27
  • John Stephen Liotard, 27
  • Christian Frederic Zincke (- 1767) 29
  • [Jean] Rouquet, (- 1758,) 30
  • Statuaries 33
  • John Michael Rysbrach, - (1693-1770,) 33
  • [Louis FranÇois] Roubiliac, - (- 1762,) 38
  • Signor Guelfi, 40
  • James Francis Verskovis, 41
  • Medallists 42
  • John Dassier, - (1678-1763,) 42
  • J. Christopher Tanner, 43
  • Laurence Natter, - (1705-1763,) 43
  • Chapter XXII - Architects in the Reign of George Ii. 47
  • Giacomo Leoni, 47
  • John Nicholas Servandoni, - (1695-1766,) 48
  • Thomas Ripley 49
  • Batty Langley, 50
  • Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington 53
  • William Kent, - (1684-1748.) 56
  • Chapter XXIII - On Modern Gardening. 63
  • Supplementary Anecdotes of Gardening in England 93
  • Addenda 115
  • A Catalogue of Engravers 119
  • Thomas Geminus, or Geminie, - (1545,) 125
  • Remigius Hogenbergh, 126
  • Francis Hogenbergh. - 1555 127
  • Dr. William Cunyngham, - (1559,) 128
  • Ralph Aggas, - (1578,) 128
  • Humphry Cole, - (1572,) 130
  • John Bettes, 130
  • William Rogers - 1545 131
  • Christopher Saxton, - (1580,) 131
  • George Hoefnagle, - (1545-1600,) 132
  • Theodore De Brie, - (1528-1598,) 133
  • Robert Adams, - (- 1595,) 134
  • Reginald Elstracke, - (1610,) 135
  • Francis Delaram [Francesco Delarame] 138
  • Crispin [De] Pass, (Crispinus PassÆus,) 139
  • William Pass, 142
  • Magdalen Pass 144
  • Simon Pass 144
  • John Payne 147
  • Joannes Barra, - (-1634,) 149
  • John Norden. - 1603 149
  • William Hole, or Holle, - (1613,) 150
  • Jodocus Hondius, - (1563-1611) 151
  • Henry Hondius 151
  • A. Bloom, 152
  • Thomas Cockson 152
  • Peter Stent 152
  • William Dolle, - (1638,) 153
  • Deodate, 153
  • Reign of Charles the First 155
  • R. Meighan, - (1628,) 155
  • Thomas Cecill, - (1631,) 155
  • Robert Vaughan 155
  • William Marshal, - (1634,) 157
  • G. Glover, - (1637,) 159
  • Henry Peacham, 160
  • Robert [Van] Voerst, - (1596-1635,) 161
  • Luke Vosterman 162
  • Wenceslaus Hollar. - (1607-1677.) 164
  • Martin Droeshout - 1623 175
  • [Andrew] Stock 176
  • H. Vanderborcht, - (1631,) 176
  • T. Slater 176
  • Thomas Cross, - (1646,) 176
  • Solomon Savery 177
  • J. Goddard, - (1651,) 177
  • Reign of Charles the Second 178
  • J. Dickson - 1660 178
  • A. Hertocks - 1661 178
  • J. Chantry, - (1662,) 178
  • F. H. Van Hoven, 179
  • Rotermans 179
  • Francis Barlow, 179
  • [Robert] Gaywood, - (1666,) 180
  • Dudley and Carter 181
  • Mr. Francis Place, - (-1728,) 182
  • J. Savage 184
  • Mr. William Lodge - (1649-1689) 185
  • William Sherwin, - (1670,) 187
  • Joseph Nutting 188
  • William Faithorne. - (- 1691.) 189
  • William Faithorne, Junior, 197
  • John Fillian 198
  • Peter Lombart. - (1613-1682.) 200
  • James Gammon 201
  • Robert Thacker, 201
  • William Skillman, 201
  • John Dunstall, - (1662,) 202
  • J. Brown, - (1676,) 202
  • Prince Rupert. - (1619-1682.) 202
  • Wallerant [Warner] Vaillant, - (1623-1677,) 208
  • Mr. John Evelyn 210
  • David Loggan, - (1635-1693,) 217
  • Abraham Blooteling 219
  • Gerrard Valcke 220
  • Edward Le Davis, - (1670,) 221
  • [William] Lightfoot, - (-1671,) 222
  • Michael Burghers 222
  • Peter Vanderbank, - (1674,) 223
  • Nicholas Yeates and John Collins, - (1680,) 225
  • William Clarke 225
  • John Clarke - (1690,) 225
  • R. Tompson, 226
  • Paul Vansomer, - (1678,) 226
  • Robert White, - (1645-1704,) 227
  • George White, 233
  • Arthur Soly, - (1683,) 233
  • Reign of James the Second 235
  • Hamlet Winstanley, - (1700-1761,) 235
  • - Burnford, - (1681,) 236
  • Isaac Oliver, 236
  • John Drapentiere, - (1691,) 237
  • William Elder 237
  • John Sturt 237
  • [Henry] Lutterel 238
  • Reign of William the Third 240
  • Isaac Becket, 240
  • John Smith, [The Younger.] - (1652-1742.) 241
  • Reign of Queen Anne 244
  • Simon Gribelin - 1707 244
  • Charles Dupuis, 247
  • Claude Dubosc 248
  • Lewis Du Guernier, - (1708,) 248
  • George Bickham, [Senior,] - (1709,) 249
  • S. Coignard, 249
  • T. Johnson, 249
  • John Kip, 249
  • George King 250
  • [Sutton] Nichols, 250
  • Joseph Simpson 250
  • Peter Van Gunst - 1713 251
  • Robert or Roger Williams, 251
  • W. Wilson 251
  • Michael Vandergutch, - (1660-1725,) 252
  • John Vandergutch, 252
  • Claud David, 252
  • Chereau, Junior, 253
  • Bernard Lens 253
  • Samuel Moore, 254
  • [Louis Gerard] Scotin, 254
  • [Josias] English, - (1718,) 254
  • Reigns of George the First and Second 255
  • Henry Hulsberg, 255
  • John Faber, 255
  • John Faber, Junior, 255
  • Edward Kirkall, 256
  • James Christopher Le Blon, - (1670-1741,) 257
  • John Simons 258
  • L. [P.] Boitard, - (1747,) 258
  • Bernard Baron, - ( 1725,) 259
  • Henry Gravelot, - (1699-1773,) 259
  • John Pine, - (1690-1756,) 260
  • Arthur Pond, 261
  • Henry Fletcher, - (1729,) 262
  • Carey Creed, - (1730,) 262
  • Joseph Wagner, - (1733,) 262
  • Thomas Preston 263
  • John Laguerre, 263
  • Peter Fourdriniere, 263
  • John Green, 263
  • Walpole's Postscript to the Second Edition, Published in 1786 266
  • The Life of Mr. George Vertue. - (1684-1756.) 268
  • List of Vertue's Works 280
  • Appendix 289
  • Appointment of King's Painter to D. Mytens 295
  • Grant to Sir F. Crane 296
  • Patent to F. Duchess of Richmond, and Sir F. Crane 298
  • A Grant of the Office of Master-Mason and Architect. A. D. 1620. 2 Car. 1mi2 302
  • Grant to Nicholas Stone, Master Mason 303
  • Grant of Chief Medallist to A. Vander Doort 303
  • Grant of Keeper of the Pictures, for Life, to A. Vanderdoort 305
  • Special Warrant for Jewels to G. Duke of Bucks 306
  • A Monsieur Le Compte D'Hollande 311
  • Pension for Life to Nicholas Laniere 317
  • Denization of F. Cleyne and P. De Maecht 317
  • Pension for Life to F. Cleyne 319
  • Alphabetical List of the Engraved Portraits *
  • Index *
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