to his usual liberty, 1 borrowed the countenance of a dean, with whom he was at variance. At Chatsworth, is much of his hand. The altar-piece in the chapel is the best piece I ever saw of his ; the subject, the incredulity of St. Thomas. He was employed, too, at Lowther-hall, but the house has been burnt. At last, by persuasion of Lord Exeter, he condescended to serve King William, and was sent to Hampton- court, 2 where, among other things, he painted the great staircase, and as ill as if he had spoiled it out of principle. His eyes failing him, 3 Queen Anne gave a pension of 200l. a-year for life, but he did not enjoy it long, dying at Hampton-court in 1707.
Scheffers of Utrecht was employed by Verrio for twenty- five years. At his first arrival he had worked for picture- sellers. Lanscron, was another painter in Verrio's service, and assisted him seven or eight years at Windsor. 4
was born at Antwerp, in 1656, and studied under Bakerel, a scholar of Rubens, and competitor of Vandyck. Bakerel was a poet too, and a satiric one, and having writ an invective against the Jesuits, was obliged to fly. Huysman, deprived of his master, came to England, and painted both history and portraits. In the latter he rivalled Sir Peter____________________
"Such art as this adorns your Lowther's-hall,
Where feasting gods carouse upon the wall."—D.