printsellers. They are now very scarce. Mr. Willett, a merchant and virtuoso in Thames-street, has about thirty, and Mr. Chadd, jeweller, in Bond-street, about a dozen.
Vertue says he had seen two drawings in black-lead, by the Bishop of Ely, the one of Archbishop Dolben, from Loggan, the other of Archbishop Tenison, from White, but he does not specify the name of the bishop. If these portraits were done at the time of Tenison being primate, it was probably Simon Patrick, Bishop of Ely, who, says his epitaph, was illustrious, Optimis artibus colendis promovendisque. But if it was the bishop living when Vertue's MS. is dated, which is 1725, it was Dr. Thomas Green. Graham mentions another prelate,
daughter of Gibson the dwarf, and wife of a jeweller, painted in water-colours with great freedom. In Mr. Rose's sale, 1723, was a half-length miniature of an ambassador from Morocco, eight inches by six, painted by her in 1682, with the ambassador's names on it; he sat to her and to Sir Godfrey Kneller at the same time. I have the portrait of Bishop Burnet in his robes, as Chancellor of the Garter, by her. She died in 1700, at the age of forty-eight, and was buried in Covent-garden.
a lady who, I believe, painted for her amusement, was grandmother of Mr. Pitfield; in the family are her and her____________________