the lowest 20l. One prize, a collection of limnings, he valued so highly, that the person to whom it should fall might, in lieu of it, receive 2,000l.; each ticket twenty shillings. Queen Anne, then princess, was an adventurer. This affair turned out ill, and Dixon, falling into debt, removed for security from St. Martin's-lane, where he lived, to the King's Bench-walks, in the Temple, and latterly to a small estate he had at Thwaite, near Bungay, in Suffolk, where he died about 1715 ; and where his widow and children were living in 1725. Dixon, adds Vertue, once bought a picture for a trifle at a broker's, which he sold to the Duke of Devonshire for 500l., but does not specify hand or subject. 1
another performer in water-colours, who painted on vellum a book of Mr. Tradescant's 2 choicest flowers and plants. At Dr. Friend's, Vertue saw several pretty large pieces after Vandyck, the flesh painted very carefully. He mentions too, one Joshua Marshall, a sculptor, who, in 1664, executed the monument of Baptist Lord Noel, and his lady, in Gloucestershire.3
another painter known only to the industry of Mr. Vertue, who saw an oval miniature of a Scotch gentleman, which being engraved by P. Vanderbank, was falsely inscribed Lord Marr. The mark on the picture was W. H. 1685. This, says Vertue, I think, was William Hassel. Since the first edition I am informed that Mr. Hassel not only painted in miniature but in oil, in which way he executed an oval head of Mr. Hughes, author of the Siege of Damascus, who____________________
A miniature of the Lady Anne Clifford, daughter and heiress to Georges. Earl of Cumberland, first married to Richard, Earl of Dorset, and afterwards to Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. She was governess to King Charles the First's children, and wrote the memoirs of her own life. (Walpole's Catalogue, &c.) This miniature was formerly in the collection of Lady Isabella Scott, daughter of the Duchess of Monmouth, and was sold at the sale for 6 guineas and a half.
The second was,
A portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, with a landscape background; it was bought by the Earl of Derby for 6 guineas.—W.]