born at Berlin of French parents, and educated in the academy there, went for some time to Italy, returned to Berlin, and from thence came to England in 1712, where he was much employed in copying pictures, and making drawings in chalk from Italian masters for engravers. There was a design of engraving a set of prints from all the best pictures in this country, and Preudhomme went to Wilton with that view, where, after an irregular life, he died in 1726 at the age of forty. He had contracted a French style in his pictures from his master, Monsieur Pesne.
nearly related to the present Duke of Somerset 1 and the Earl of Hertford, had some fine pictures, and painted in water- colours and crayons. In the latter he copied from Cooper a head of Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower. He also drew many historic heads and portraits with a pen. He lived in the house in Hyde-park at the end of Kensington-garden.
well known for his portraits in enamel, in which manner he has never perhaps been surpassed but by his predecessor,____________________