tioned in the reign of Charles I. Lewis Crosse painted several portraits in miniature in Queen Anne's time, many of which are in the collection of the Duchess of Portland, the Countess of Cardigan, &c. This Crosse repaired a little picture of the Queen of Scots, in the possession of the Duke of Hamilton, and was ordered to make it as handsome as he could. It seems a round face was his idea of perfect beauty, but it happened not to be Mary's sort of beauty. However, it was believed a genuine picture, and innumerable copies were made from it. It is the head in black velvet trimmed with ermine. Crosse had a valuable collection of miniatures, the works of Peter Oliver, Hoskins and Cooper. Among them was a fine picture of a Lady Sunderland by the latter, his own wife, and a head almost profile in crayons, of Hoskins ; a great curiosity, as I neither know of any other portrait of that master, nor where the picture itself is now. 1 That collection was sold at his house, the sign of the Blue Anchor, in Henrietta-Street, Covent-garden, Dec. 5, 1722, and Crosse died in October, 1724.
STATUARY in this reign, and for some years afterwards, was in a manner monopolized by
The many public works by his hand, which inspire nobody with a curiosity of knowing the artist, are not good testimonies in his favour. He was born in Piccadilly, 1667, and sent at eleven years of age to Brussels, where he learned the rudiments of his art from one Cozins, who had been in England. From Flanders he went to Rome, and studied under Le Gros. At nineteen, scarce remembering his own language, he came home, and worked first for Gibbons, then for Cibber. He took 2 another short journey to Italy, and at his return set up for himself. The performance that raised his reputation, was the monument of Busby. The____________________