Graham tells a silly story of Lely's being jealous of him, 3 and refusing to let Greenhill see him paint, till the scholar procured his master to draw his wife's picture, and stood behind him while he drew it. 4 The improbability of this tale is heightened by an anecdote which Walton told Vertue; or, if true, Sir Peter's generosity appears the greater, he settling 40l. a-year on Greenhill's widow, who was left with several children, and in great indigence. She was a very handsome woman; but did not long enjoy that bounty, dying mad in a short time after her husband.
another scholar of Lely, and good imitator of his manner, lived afterwards with his fellow-disciple Greenhill; 5 and besides painting had a talent for music, and a good voice. He died in Salisbury-court, in the reign of King William, aged about fifty.
of German extraction, born about 1628 : his father, a soldier of fortune, brought his wife, and this, his only son, into the____________________