brother of John, that exquisite painter of fruit and flowers, came over in 1721, and would have been thought a great master in that way, if his brother had never appeared. Old Baptist had more freedom than John Huysum, but no man ever yet approached to the finishing and roundness of the latter. James lived a year or two with Sir Robert Walpole at Chelsea, and copied many pieces of Michael Angelo, Caravaggio, Claud Lorraine, Gaspar, and other masters, which are now over the doors and chimneys in the attic story at Houghton ; but his drunken dissolute conduct occasioned his being dismissed.
distinguished himself by copying all the portraits he could meet with of English poets, some of which he painted in small ovals. Dryden, 1 Wycherley, Congreve, Pope, and some others, he painted from the life. He died at the end of 1746. Vertue says he mightily adorned his pictures with flowers, honeysuckles, &c.
a Parisian, who had studied at Rome, and been painter to the King of Prussia, grandfather of the present king. He came hither in 1724, and drew some of the royal family, but in the gaudy style of his own country, which did not at that time succeed here.
a landscape-painter, who chiefly imitated Vandiest, painted small pictures, but was mostly employed for pieces over doors and chimneys. He died in 1722.____________________