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

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has appeared in this country. The number of those whose works deserve intrinsic regard, abstracted from their scarcity, or the curiosity of the persons and objects represented, is very small, and soon enumerated. The family of Pass were singularly neat; Hollar still surpassed them, and in branches to which their art never extended. Vorst and Vosterman shone in a higher style. Lombart added roundness to delicacy, and was even a great performer if compared with most of his successors, of whom Robert White seems to have declined the least. John Smith carried the new discovered art of mezzotinto to the greatest perfection we have seen it attain. The last, John Faber, in some things was, though far inferior, a good workman. Kirkall, commonly a wretched labourer, had singular merit in one branch that will be mentioned. Mr. Strange, ashamed of the creeping and venal style to which the art was sunk in Britain, has given us the works of Italian masters, with a tool worthy of Italian engravers. But yet there had been one Englishman, who, without the timid perfection of French masters, had shown that softness and force, freedom and finishing, were compatible, and that the effect of chiaro-scuro did not depend upon unblended masses of white and black : this was


WILLIAM FAITHORNE.

(— 1691.)

He was born in London, 1 in what year is uncertain, 2 and bred under Peake, 3 painter and printseller, afterwards knighted, 4 with whom he worked for three or four years before the eruption of the civil war, and whom he accompanied into the king's service. Being made prisoner at Basing-house, Faithorne was brought to London, and

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1
This account is taken from a MS. of Vertue's, who received the particulars from Mr. Bagford, librarian to Lord Oxford, and intimate with Faithorne; and from another of his friends, Mr. W. Hill Charke.

A life of FAITHORNE is preserved in the British Museum, among Bagford's Papers.—D.

2
V. First volume of this work.
3
Graham says he was about seventy-five when he died.—Eng. School, p. 417.
4
Old Faithorne was apprenticed to Sir W. Peake and Sir George Humble, both of whom were made knights. Pepys' Memoirs.—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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