employed in drawing views of the royal palaces, and the seaports of England and Wales. Of his first profession there is a head after Titian, with his name Henricus Dankers Hagiensis sculpsit. Of the latter, were several in the royal collection; James II. had no fewer 1 than twenty-eight views 2 and landscapes by him; one of them was a sliding piece before a picture of Nell Gwyn. In the public dining room at Windsor is the marriage of St. Catherine, by him. In Lord Radnor's sale were other views of Windsor, Plymouth, Penzance, &c. and his name H)ankers, F. 1678, 1679. He made, besides, several designs for Hollar. Being a Roman Catholic, he left England in the time of the Popish plot, and died soon after at Amsterdam. 3
though a disciple of Walker, was little more than journey- man to the arts. He understood hands, and having the care of the royal collection, repaired several pictures in it. 5 His son was continued in the same employment, and____________________
Walpole, in his Catalogue Raisonné of his collection at Strawberry-hill, (Warks, 4to. vol. ii. p. 443,) mentions, "a most curious picture of Rose, the royal gardener, presenting the first Pine-apple raised in England to Charles II. who is standing in a garden : the house seems to be Dawney-court near Windsor, the villa of the Duchess of Cleveland. The whole piece is well painted, probably by Dankers."* It has been lately engraved. In the Fitzwilliam collection at Cambridge, is a landscape with a pine apple, which grew in Sir M. Dekker's garden, by the younger Netscher, and which likewise claims to have been the first which had been grown in this country.—D.
* [Sold at Strawberry-hill sale, for 21 guineas.—W]