person, but very poorly. He etched a book of horses in a much better manner. 1
another unknown name, by whom there is a view of the fire of London, in Painters'-hall. 2
a Frenchman, as little known as the preceding, and discovered only by Vertue from a memorandum in the account books at the Temple.
" Oct. 17, 1685. The eight figures on the north-end of the Paper-buildings in the King's-Bench-walks, in the Inner-Temple were painted by Monsieur Alexander Souville."
distinguished from his more famous son of the same name, by the appellation of The Old, was born at Leyden in 1610, and learned to paint ships by a previous turn to navigation. It was not much to his honour, that he conducted the English fleet, as is said, to burn Schelling. 3 Charles II. had received him and his son with great marks of favour; it was pushing his gratitude too far to serve the king against his own country. Dr. Rawlinson, the antiquary, gave Vertue a copy of the following privy-seal, purchased among the papers of Secretary Pepys :—
" Charles the second, by the grace of God, &c, to our dear cousin Prince Rupert, and the rest of our commissioners for executing the place of lord high-
Engraved for the second edition of Pennant's London.—D.