imitated Michael Angelo di Caravaggio in painting fruit and flowers. He died towards the end of 1743.
son of a house-painter, had great business from his felicity in taking a likeness. He sometimes painted small conversations, but died in the vigour of his age.
an Italian painter of history, was scholar of Pelegrini. He returned to his own country in 1730, in company with Mr. Hussey, whose genius for drawing was thought equal to very great masters. 1
was born in England, of Scots parents. He chiefly studied Sir Peter Lely, and with the assistance of Vanaken excelled in painting satins. Having got acquainted with the Duke of Athol at a lodge of freemasons, he painted his grace's picture and presented it to the Society. The duke sat to him again with his duchess, and patronised and carried him into Scotland, where, as well as in London, he had great business. He died the latter end of 1745, aged about fifty. 2
born in 1701, was at fifteen placed with Sir James Thornhill, and afterwards was a short time with Schmutz; but he chiefly imitated Vanderbank, to whose house and business he succeeded ; and by the favour of the Duke of Montagu, great master of the wardrobe, purchased Vanderbank's place of tapestry weaver to the crown, as by the interest of Sir Robert Walpole, for whom he bought pictures, he was____________________