rather young, in the gown of a master of arts, and a red satin waistcoat. The clearness of the colouring is equal to either Oliver ; the dishevelled hair touched with exquisite freedom. It is in the possession of Mr. Fanshaw, but not known whose portrait. Vertue mentions a son of Hoskins of the same name, and says, that this markdistinguishes the works of the father from those of the son, which have I. H. simply. I meet with no other hint of a son of that name except in Sanderson, who barely names him. 1 One Peter Hoskins is entered into the registers of Covent-garden as buried July 1, 1681. Hoskins, the father, was buried in that church, Feb. 22, 1664. In the catalogue of King Charles 2 are mentioned two drawings by Hoskins, for the great seal. Colonel Sothby has a head of Sir Benjamin Rudyard by him, and a profile, which Vertue thought might be Hoskins himself. Prefixed to Coryat's Crudities is a copy of verses with his name to them. 3
was nephew of Hoskins, and with his brother Samuel, of whom an account will be given in an ensuing chapter, was instructed in water-colours by their uncle. Alexander painted landscapes in this manner as well as portraits. At Burleigh is the Story of Acteon and Diana by him. He went abroad, resided some time at Amsterdam, and at last entered into the service of Queen Christina. 4____________________
A lady's head, supposed to be the Countess of Pembroke, wife of Earl William. Bought by John P. Beavan, Esq., for 27 guineas.
A miniature of Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, in his latter time, the favourite of King James I. Purchased at the sale of T. Barrett, Esq., of Lees, in the year 1758. Sold for 14 guineas.
A miniature of Nicholas Burwell, brother of Sir Jeffery Burwell, grandfather of Sir Robert Walpole. Bought by the Baroness Anselm de Rothschild, Frankfort, for 30 guineas.
A miniature of Mary, Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King Charles I. Bought by the Earl of Derby for 7l.; and a portrait of Mary, Princess of Orange, in a black hood. Bought by John P. Beavan, Esq., for 5l.—W.]