"Dec 1681. Mr. Flatman's picture finisht. Lent Thomas Flatman, Esq. my wife's coppy in little half-length of the Countess of Northumberland's picture after Sr. P. Lely.
" Pictures begun in 1681. Lady Dixwell, Dr. Nicholas, Earl of Shaftesbury half-length for Lord Paget, Dutchess of Newcastle, h. 1. Lord Downe, &c. in all amounting to 209l. 17s."
At the end of this book some notes, in short characters, of moneys put into the poor's box for charitable uses, these good people bestowing this way about two shillings in the pound.
Mrs. Beale died in Pall-mall at the age of sixty-five, Dec. 28, 1697, and was buried under the communion- table in St. James's-church. Her son, Bartholomew, had no inclination for painting, and relinquishing it, studied physic under Dr. Sydenham, and practised at Coventry, where he and his father died. The other son,
who was born May 28, 1660, painted both in oil and water-colours, but mostly in the latter, in which he copied the portrait of Dr. Tillotson. His cipher he wrote thus on his works, CB. The weakness in his eyes did not suffer him to continue his profession above four or five years. He lived and died over-against St. Clement's, at Mr. Wilson's, a banker, who became possessed of several of his pictures for debt ; particularly of a double half-length of his father and mother, and a single one of his mother, all by Lely. I have Mrs. Beale's head and her son Charles's