EGBERT HEMSKIRK, 1
of Harlem, a buffoon painter, was scholar of De Grebber, but lived in England, where he painted what were called pieces of humour; that is, drunken scenes, Quakers' meetings, wakes, &c. He was patronized by Lord Rochester, and died in London, 1704, leaving a son of his profession.
was born at Solingen, in Germany, in 1632, and went to Amsterdam to study painting, and from thence to Paris, in 1650, where he worked for some years under Le Brun, till he was sent to Rome at the expense of the Chancellor of France, who maintained him there fourteen years, two of which he passed with Nicolò Poussin, whose manner he imitated ; not so well, I should suppose, as Graham asserts, since, having been supported so long by a French minister, he probably would have fixed in France if he had made any progress proportionable to that expense. On the contrary, he came to England to paint history, in which, not meeting with much encouragement, he turned to portraits. 3 Graham says he was the first who brought over the art of____________________