scholar of Aggas, 1 who painted landscape in oil, figures and architecture in distemper. 2 The latter is only a dignified expression, used by Graham, for scene-painting, even in which kind, he owns, Stevenson's works grew despised. The designs for the pageant, called Goldsmith's Jubilee, on the mayoralty of Sir Robert Vyner, were given by this man.
a Frenchman, studied under Le Brun, and afterwards in Italy, the Venetian school. He came to England, and painted several pictures. One for the famous Mrs. Stuart, Duchess of Richmond, represented Venus receiving armour from Vulcan for her son. The head-dress of the goddess, her bracelets, and the Cupids, had more the air of Versailles than Latium. On the anvil was the painter's name, and the date, 1672. Notwithstanding the good breeding of his pencil, Duval was unsuccessful; but Mr. Boyle finding in him some knowledge of chemistry, in which he had hurt his small fortune, generously allowed him an annuity of 50l. On the death of his patron, Duval fell into great indigence, and at last became disordered in his senses. He was buried at St. Martin's about 1709.
succeeded Sir Peter Lely in his house, not in his reputation. He painted a whole-length of the Duke of Grafton, from which there is a print and a head of Sir Dudley North ; was a poor knight of Windsor, and was living in 1721, aged fourscore. 3 The reader must excuse such brief or trifling articles. This work is but an essay towards the history of our arts : all kind of notices are inserted to lead to farther discoveries, and if a nobler compendium shall be formed, I willingly resign such minutiæ to oblivion.____________________