a paintress, admired for her copies (it is not said whether in oil or miniature) from Italian masters. Graham 1 says, she was in such favour with King Charles that he presented her and Vandyck with as much ultramarine at one time as cost him above 500l. If her share was near equal, I should suppose she painted in oil. It would be a very long time before the worth of 200l. in ultramarine could be employed in miniatures. Vertue mentions her teaching a lady to paint, whose picture she drew standing behind her own ; herself was sitting with a book of drawings in her lap ; and he adds that many pieces painted by her were in the possession of a widow, Lady Cotterel. Mrs. Carlisle died about 1680. 2
was patronised by the two monarchs who of late years have given the noblest encouragement to artists—Charles I. and Louis XIV. He deserved their protection as a genius, and has never been equalled in enamel. Zincke alone has once or twice, and but once or twice, produced works that might stand in competition with any single performance of Petitot.
The latter was born at Geneva in 1607 ; his father, a sculptor and architect, having passed part of his life in Italy, had retired to that city. The son was designed for a jeweller, and having frequent occasion to make use of enamel, he attained such a tone of colour, 3 that Bordier,____________________