ADRIAN VANDIEST (1655—1704)
was born at the Hague, and learned of his father, a painter of sea-pieces. Adrian came to England at the age of seventeen, and followed both portrait and landscape painting, but was not much encouraged, except by Granville, Earl of Bath, for whom he worked at his seat, and drew several views and ruins in the West of England. One cannot think him a despicable painter, for seven of his landscapes were in Sir Peter Lely's collection. His own portrait, with a kind of ragged stuff about his head, and a landscape in his hand, was painted by himself. He began a set of prints after views from his own designs, but the gout put an end to an unhappy life in the forty-ninth year of his age, and he was buried in St. Martin's, 1704. 1 He left a son, who painted portraits, and died a few years ago.
a Dutch painter, who came to England soon after the Restoration, and who, from painting great numbers of Magdalens, was called Magdalen Smith. For these penitents sat a woman that he kept, and called his wife. A lady, whom____________________