a better style of draperies, which by the help of Vanaken became common to and indeed the same in the works of almost all our painters; and Leoni, by publishing and imitating Palladio, disencumbered architecture from some of the weight with which it had been overloaded. Kent, Lord Burlington, and Lord Pembroke, though the two first were no foes to heavy ornaments, restored every other grace to that imposing science, and left the art in possession of all its rights. Yet still Mr. Adam and Sir William Chambers were wanting to give it perfect delicacy. The reign was not closed, when Sir Joshua Reynolds ransomed portrait-painting from insipidity, and would have excelled the greatest masters in that branch, 1 if his colouring were as lasting as his taste and imagination are inexhaustible ; but I mean not to speak of living masters, and must therefore omit some of the ornaments of that reign. Those I shall first recapitulate were not the most meritorious.
born at Stockholm, came over in 1700, and lived many years with Dahl, whose manner he imitated and retained. He drew the three eldest princesses, daughters of the king, in the robes they wore at the coronation.
painted all sorts of fowl and game. He drew a piece with a hare and birds and his own portrait in a hat. He died in 1744.____________________
" It must be observed, however, that he did use vermilion in all his later works, finding by experience the ill effects of more evanescent colours in his early productions. Northcote.—D.