ander Nesbitt of Leith, born in 1682, but without recording any circumstances relative to him.
was a painter of architecture and master of the company of painter-stainers, to whose hall he presented one of his works. He painted several views, both of the inside and outside of St. Paul's, intending to have them engraved, for which purpose Vertue worked on them some time ; but the design was never completed. He began too a large view of London, on several sheets, from the steeple of St. Mary Overy, but died in 1723.
was a cotemporary of Kent, and gained a prize in the academy of St. Luke at Rome, at the same time. Trench was born in Ireland, but studied many years in Italy, and for some time under Gioseppe Chiari. Returning to England, he professed painting history, but not finding encouragement, went back to Italy and studied two years more. He came over for the last time in 1725, but died the next year, and was buried at Paddington.
not only distinguished himself above most of his competitors, but, which is far more to his honour, has left works that