sed non ego credulus illis, though all their readers are ready to supply it for both.
Besides his pictures and commentaries, we have a few etchings by his hand, particularly two or three of Milton, and his own head.
The sale of his collection of drawings, in February 1747, lasted eighteen days, and produced about 2,060l. 1 his pictures about 700l. Hudson, his son-in-law, bought many of the drawings. After the death of the son in 1771, the remains of the father's collection were sold. There were hundreds of portraits of both in chalks by the father, with the dates when executed ; for after his retirement from business the good old man seems to have amused himself with writing a short poem and drawing his own or his son's portrait every day. 2 The son, equally tender, had marked several with expressions of affection on his dear father. There were a few pictures and drawings by the son, for he painted a little too. 3
(— 1769) 4
was the son of a painter at Florence, whence Mr. Talman brought him over in 1715. He painted history, landscape, and sometimes portrait; but his business declining, he sold his pictures by auction, in 1728, and returned to his own country with a wife whom he had married here, of the name of St. John.____________________
"A three-quarter length of Horace Walpole," bought by the Earl Waldegrave, for 100 guineas; and "A three-quarter length of Robert Walpole, second Earl of Orford, eldest son of Sir Robert Walpole by his first wife," bought by Lord Walpole, for 5 guineas.—W.]