a Presbyterian, a Jesuit. But Woolaston, the painter, and the father of a gentleman from whom I received this account, and who were both members of the music-club, assured him that Britton was a plain, simple, honest man, who only meant to amuse himself. The subscription was but ten shillings a year. Britton found the instruments, and they had coffee at a penny a dish. Sir Hans Sloane bought many of his books and MSS. (now in the Museum) when they were sold by auction at Tom's coffee-house, near Ludgate.
of whom, or of his works, says Vertue, I never heard, except from his epitaph in St. James's churchyard at Bristol. H. S. E. John Schnell, portrait-painter, born at Basil, April 28, 1672, died Nov. 24, 1714. One Linton was a painter of several citizens in this reign, from whose works there are prints. These trifling notices, as I have said, are only inserted to lead to farther discoveries, or to assist families in finding out the painters of their ancestors. The rest of this reign must be closed with a few names, not much more important.
appears as the painter of a picture of Thomas Windham, Esq. ; from which there is a mezzotinto. 2
a German, came over as a soldier in King William's Dutch troops, obtained his discharge, and remained here several years, dying, it is said, in Queen Anne's reign. He painted landscapes, flowers, and insects neatly in water-colours, but with too little knowledge of chiaro-scuro. He sold a few of his works to collectors, and the rest, being very poor, to____________________