was born in France, 1659 and beginning to draw at the age of fifteen under La Fosse, he improved so fast, that in three years he was employed in the royal palaces. He came to England in 1681, to work under Rambour, a French painter of architecture, who, says Vertue, was living in 1721, but then stayed only a year, and returned to Marly. He came again, and painted for some persons of rank in the west. King William, building a palace at Loo, sent Berchett thither, where he was engaged fifteen months, and then came a third time to England, where he had sufficient business. He painted the ceiling in the chapel of Trinity- college, Oxford, the staircase at the Duke of Schomberg's in Pall-mall, and the summer-house at Ranelagh. His drawings in the Academy were much improved. Towards the end of his life, being troubled with a ptysic, he retired to Marybone, and painted only small pieces of fabulous history : his last was a bacchanalian, to which he put his name the day before he died; it was in January, 1720, at Marybone, where he was buried. He left a son, who died soon after him, at the age of seventeen.
born at Paris in 1660, was son of Henry Cheron, an enamel painter, and brother of Elizabeth Sophia Cheron, an admired paintress, and who engraved many ancient gems. Louis went to Italy, and, says the author of his life, 1 " A toujours cherchée Raphael et Jules Romain "—a pursuit in which he was by no means successful. He came to England on account of his religion in 1695, and was employed at the Duke of Montagu's at Boughton, at Burleigh, and at Chatsworth, where he painted the sides of the gallery, a very
auction of the collection of pictures by Rubens, Vandyck, &c. made by Henry Cooke, and to be sold at his dwelling-house, Bloomsbury."—D.
[This, with a head of Pearce, senior, the statuary, was sold at the Strawberry-hill sale, for 2 guineas.—W.]