author of the Complete Gentleman, was certainly a judge of those arts which are the subjects of these volumes; and having contributed to their illustration, 1 deserves a larger article 2 in such a work than. I am able to give of him. 3 Sanderson, an intelligent writer on the same topics, is equally unknown to us ; his Graphice, though in tortured phrase, contains both sense and instruction. The writers of that age, though now neglected for their uncouth style, their witticisms, and want of shining abilities, are worth being consulted for many anecdotes and pictures of manners, which are to be found nowhere else. What variety of circumstances are preserved by Loyd, Winstanley, and such obsolete biographers! Fuller, amidst his antiquated wit—yet wit it was—is full of curious, though perhaps minute information. His successor, Anthony Wood, who had no more notion of elegance than a scalping Indian, nor half so much dexterity in hacking his enemies, is inexhaustibly useful. Peacham finds his place here by a good print that he engraved after Holbein, of Sir Thomas Cromwell, knight, afterwards Earl of Essex. 4____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists. Volume: 3. Contributors: Horace Walpole - Author. Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1888. Page number: 160.
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