his inclinations here, he certainly made several medals of the young chevalier.
John, the father, survived King William. A medal being ordered of the new queen, Harris, a player, who succeeded Rotier, and was incapable of the office, employed workmen to do the business, among whom was Mr. Croker, who afterwards obtained the place. Sir Godfrey Kneller drew a profile of the queen, and Mr. Bird the statuary modelled it. Her majesty did not like the essay, and recollected Rotier, but was told the family had left England or were dead. Sir Godfrey being ordered to inspect the work, and going to the Tower, learned that John Rotier was still living, whom he visited and acquainted with what had happened. The old man, in a passion, began a die, but died before he could finish it, in 1703, and was buried in the Tower. The unfinished die, with others of the twelve Cæsars, were sent to France to his relations, whence two of them arrived, hoping to be employed. One of them modelled the face of Sir Hans Sloane, and struck a silver medal of the Duke of Beaufort; but not meeting with success, they returned. This entire account, Vertue received in 1745, from two surviving sisters of Norbert Rotier Their mother, who had a portrait of her husband John, which the daughters sent for, died in Flanders about 1720.
Of the works of the Rotiers, some may be seen in Evelyn. John made a large milled medal of Duke Lauderdale in 1672, with the graver's own name. Norbert, a medal of Charles I. (struck about the time of the Revolution) and another of his queen. One of them, I know not which, graved a large medal of a Danish admiral, in the reign of King James. A cornelian seal, with the heads of Mars and Venus, which Vertue saw, was cut by John Rotier. Of Joseph there is a print, while he was in the service of the French king, and calling him, " Cydevant graveur de la monoye de Charles II. d'Angleterre."
Nothing is known of his hand, but a silver medal of Lord Berkeley's head in a peruke, reverse his arms, 1666. Du Four f.