him in the October following. His portrait of Farinelli was engraved. He then engaged with Wagner, an engraver, in a scheme of prints from Canaletti's views of Venice, and having married an Italian singer, returned to his own country in 1739, having acquired here about 5,000l. At last he settled in Spain, 1 was appointed painter to the king, and died at Madrid, September 1752. Amiconi's daughters, the Signora Belluomini and the Signora Castellini, the latter a paintress in crayons, were living at Madrid in 1773. (Twiss's Travels, p. 167, 4to. 1775.) Brunetti, an Italian, who had arrived before Amiconi, and was a painter of architecture and ornaments, assisted the latter at Lord Tankerville's and other places, and painted scenes for the opera. He etched some plates of grotesque ornaments, but left England for want of business.
was thought even superior to Wootton in drawing a horse, but was too idle to apply himself to his profession, 2 and____________________
The Editor has heard the following continuation of Walpole's anecdote, which displays a singular collision of haughtiness and impudence. Upon receiving this laconic reply, the duke sent his steward to demand a former loan of 100l. Seymour briefly replied, that "he would write to his Grace." He did so ; and directed his letter "Northumberland House, opposite the Trunkmaker's, Charing Cross." Enraged at this additional insult, the duke threw the letter into the fire without having opened it, ordering his steward at the same time to have him arrested. But Seymour, struck with an opportunity of evasion, carelessly observed, that it "was hasty in his Grace to burn his letter, because it contained a bank-note for 100l. and that therefore they were now quits."
Seymour was a coarse painter, and an unskilful colourist ; but his pencil sketches of horses, under various circumstances and attitudes, have been rarely equalled. He was most assiduous in making them. Several of his pocket portfolios, in which are abundant examples, are now in the collection of J. Hawkins, Esq., Bignor Park, Sussex. A painting of the late Duke of Queensberry's race at Newmarket, in 1750, was sold at Sir J. Reynolds's auction.—D.