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

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Vertue says he received thirty guineas for etching a portrait of the Duke of Norfolk. At Amsterdam, after he had left England, he published Leonardo Augustino's Gems in 1685, and etched all the plates. His portraits are—

Prince Rupert, after Lely, 1673. [The best print of him, in armour.]

Edward, first Earl of Sandwich, ditto, a head.

Another, half length. [Edward, second Earl of Sandwich, 10l.—S.]

Edward Stillingfleet, canon of St. Paul's.

The same, with the inscription altered after he was Bishop of Wor- cester.

Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, sitting, Lord Chancellor ; one of his most scarce works, 1679. [4l. 7s. At the same sale a proof before letters, which is now in the British Museum, sold for 52l. 10s.—S.]

Thomas, Earl of Danby, after Lely. [Duke of Leeds.]

James, Duke of Monmouth.

Thomas Sydenham, M.D., after Mrs. Beale.

Henry, Duke of Norfolk, 1678, large.

Jane Bickerton, Duchess of Norfolk, ditto, Bruxelles, 1681.

J. Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, after Mrs. Beale.

Henry, Marquis of Worcester, [first Duke of Beaufort.]

An old man's head, profile, etched.

A boy's head, with feathers in his cap, ditto.

John Tillotson, Dean of Canterbury, fine.

Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle.

Admiral Van Tromp, 1676.

Van Haren, done in Holland, 1680.

ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS.

In mezzotinto. Maria Beatrix, Duchess of York.

Charles Stanley, Earl of Derby, in armour.

Charles II. 1680, half sheet.

Q. Katherine, 1680. Companion, 3l. 3s.—S.

James, Duke of York, oval, half sheet.

Mary, Princess of Orange, half sheet.

William, Prince of Orange, ditto.

Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth, 1677, 4to.

Abraham Symonds, a modeller in wax, [mezzotint.]

Mrs. Anne Killegrew, from a pic- ture painted by herself, [mezzotint.]

Nathaniel Highmore, M.D. oval, 7l. 2s. 6d.—S.

Thomas Bellasize, Viscount Falcon- berg, in armour, after Maria Beale, 5l. 5s.—S.

Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington.

Titus Oates.

Elinor Gwinn.


GERRARD VALCKE

was Blooteling's servant, and then married his sister; came with him from Holland, and returned with him, though he sometimes worked for Loggan. Valcke engraved one of the

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death is not known, but he appears to have been living at Amsterdam in 1685.—W.]

Blooteling, in common with his countrymen who came to England about this period, had gained considerable reputation in their own country, either by engraving from their own designs, or from those of the best masters. Here, as they met with the most encouragement, they engraved portraits only. Bryan observes, that Blooteling excelled equally in etching and mezzotinto.—D.

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