Beauty, or Le Beau Ideal, dedicated to Lady Walpole. It was translated from the original French of Lambert Hermanson Ten Kate.
He afterwards set up a project for copying the cartoons in tapestry, and made some very fine drawings for that purpose. Houses were built and looms erected in the Mulberry-ground at Chelsea, but either the expense was precipitated too fast, or contributions did not arrive fast enough. The bubble burst, several suffered, and Le Blon was heard of no more. 1
was born in Normandy and came over some years before the death of Smith, who disagreeing with Sir Godfrey Kneller, Simons was employed by him to copy his pictures in mezzotinto, which he did, and from other masters with good success. 2 He was not so free in his manner as Smith, but now and then approached very near to that capital artist, as may been seen in his plates of Henry Rouvigny, Earl of Galway, of Earl Cadogan, and particularly of Lord Cutts in armour with a truncheon. Simons died about the year 1755. His collection of prints were sold by auction at Darre's print-shop in Piccadilly over-against Coventry-street, Nov. 3d, 1761.
was a Frenchman, and a very neat workman. He engraved chiefly for books, and was employed by Dr. Woodward, by Dr. Douglas on anatomic figures, and by Dr. Meade. He engraved a large print of the Rotunda after Paolo Panini, and the plates for Mr. Spence's Polymetis. 3 He married an Englishwoman, and left a son and a daughter. Boitard's father, who went often to Holland to purchase curiosities____________________