was an eminent master, competitor of Vosterman, and known by some prints of merit from the works of Vandyck. In what year he came to England, or left it, does not appear: his latest works in this country are dated 1635. Vanderdort, who mentions him three or four times in King Charles's Catalogue, 2 expressly calls him the king's engraver, for whom he did two plates, one of his majesty's sister, the other of the Emperor Otho, which Vandyck painted to supply the loss of one of Titian's Cæsars. Voerst made a present too to the king of a drawing on vellum with the pen, Our Lady hugging Christ, and St. John. Mr. Evelyn, mentioning Voerst, says, 3 " He has likewise graven a number of heads after Vandyck; I shall only mention (those of) the learned Sir Kenelm Digby, Inigo Jones, and those two incomparable figures 4 of King Charles and his royal consort, 1634." He executed another of the queen alone, and the following:—
Robert, Earl of Lindsey, [from Geldorp, 16l. 16s.—S.]
James Stewart, Duke of Lenox, a middle-sized oval, with short round head of hair. Geo. Geldorp, pinx. Another, when older.
Philip Herbert, Earl of Mont- gomery (afterwards of Pembroke,) larger oval. Mytens, pinx. Another, square, after Vandyck, very freely done. Large 4to.
Abraham Aurelius, small square half-length. [1632.]
Sir George Carew, Earl of Totness, large oval, with military trophies, four Latin verses. A good print. [1625. Prefixed to his Pacata Hibernia.]
Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, æt. 35, anno 1631. Londini. G. Honthorst p. [Engraved by order of Charles I.]
Ernest, Count Mansfeld.
Charles Lewis, Count Palatine.
Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick. [In armour, scarf, &c. 4to. 6l. 2s. 6d. B. 26l. 5s.—S.]
Edward, Lord Littleton. [Lord Keeper, 1640.]
James, Marquis of Hamilton. [1625.]
Henry Rich, Earl of Holland. [1624.]
Prince Charles, after Dobson. [Folio.]
Edward Sackville, Earl of Dorset. [oval 4to.]
Philip, Earl of Pembroke. [4l.—S.]____________________
Where he adds, "SIR ANT. VANDYCK did himself etch divers things in A. fortis: especially a Madonna and Ecce Homo; Titian and his Mistress ; Erasmus Rotterdamensis; and touched several of the heads before mentioned to have been engraved by Vosterman."—D.
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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: 161.
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