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

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Prince of Orange, Duke of York, Duke of Monmouth, and General Moncke. There was another John Clarke, who lived in Gray's-inn; he engraved a quarto print of Rubens, and, probably, the plates for Bundy's Translation of Catrou and Rouille's Roman History, and the vignettes for Lord Lansdowne's works. Gerard and Robert Vandergutch were also employed for the latter book.


R. TOMPSON,

a name to a print of Nell Gwynn and her two sons, and to a few others. Though he only puts excudit on his plates, 1 and on those sold by Alexander Brown, he probably scraped them. Brown, besides his mezzotintos, engraved the plates to his Art of Painting, 1669. See Payne Fisher's verses prefixed to that work. Brown's plates in that piece are chiefly copied from Bloemart's drawing-book. Trevethan is mentioned by Sanderson, but I know none of his works. To a print of Bishop Russel is said, Thomas Dudley Anglus fecit 1679.


PAUL VANSOMER,

(1678,)

another artist of no great fame, whom I give to complete the list, and as I find them, not confining myself strictly to dates, which would be difficult to adjust, when there were so many of the profession about the same period. 2 Vansomer at first executed many plates both graved and in mezzotinto after the works of Lely ; his drawings were commonly made in two colours 3 by Gaspar Baptist, and some

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Granger supposes that he was a printseller only, because he had not seen a print with Tompson, fecit.

Elizabeth, Countess of Southampton, from Vandyck, by R. Thomson.

John, Dolben, Bishop of Rochester, 5l.—S.

Mary Davis, with a guitar.

John Cecil, Earl of Exeter. Lord Ashley.

Admiral Sir W. Berkeley.

Admiral Sir Joseph Jordan.—D.

2
Vansomer worked in mezzotinto, and is known to have executed these prints.

Henry Stone, the painter, from Vandyck.

Hubert Le Soeur, sculptor.

James II. in armour.

Prince Rupert, from Lely.

G. Morley, Bishop of Winton.

The family of Mr. Coke of Norfolk, Children with Lambs.

André Lortie, Minister of the French Church.

Samuel Butler.

Frances, Duchess of Richmond.

Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth, with a lamb, 2l. 17s.—Bindley.

Eliz. Countess of Meath. [ham.

Lady Essex Finch, Countess of Notting-

Henrietta and Anne Churchill, besides several portraits and subjects from foreign masters.—D.

3
Mr. Scott, in Crown-court, Westminster, has a copy in two colours in oil, by Vansomer himself, the Last Supper, after Poussin; very freely done.

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