a Swiss, of French extraction, was many years in England, and imitated Mr. Zincke in enamel with some success. He afterwards settled at Paris, and improved considerably. He published a small tract, On the present State of the Arts in England;1 and another, entitled, L'Art de la Peinture en Fromage ou en Ramequin, 12mo, 1755. 2 I have mentioned his explanation of Hogarth's prints. 3
a German, painted in water-colours and enamel, but made no great proficience. 4
"You here in miniature your pictures see,
Nor hope from Zincke more justice than from me.
My portraits grace your mind as his your side ;
His portraits will inflame, mine quench your pride.
He's dear, you frugal; choose my cheaper lay,
And be your reformation all my pay."
"Ethelreda Harrison, the wife of Charles, Viscount Townshend, after Vanloo; on
the back are her arms, supported by Cupids, enamelled by Groth," bought by
B. Botfield, Esq. M.P., for 42 guineas.
"Sir Edward Walpole, father of Maria, Duchess of Gloucester," sold for 12
"Sir. Robert Walpole, 1744, two years previous to Sir Robert's death," bought
by the Earl of Derby for 26 guineas.
"A companion to it—Catherine Shorter, 1735, first wife of Sir Robert Walpole,
after Sir Godfrey Kneller," sold for 29 guineas. Both engraved for the Ædes
" Lady Maria Walpole (Mrs. Charles Churchill), only daughter of Sir Robert by
his second wife, Maria Skerret," sold for 11 guineas.
" Horace Walpole (youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole and Catherine Shorter),"
bought by Earl Waldegrave for 56 guineas.
"Catherine Clopton, wife of Henry Talbot, and cousin of Catherine, Lady Wal-
pole," sold for 10 guineas.
"James Brydges, first Duke of Chandos," sold for 22 guineas.
And a " Venus, copied by Zincke from the picture formerly at Houghton, by
Annibale Carracci," sold for 21 guineas.— W.]
[A miniature of J. Dodd, Esq., of Swallowfield, Bucks, by Rouquet, was sold at the Strawberry-hill sale for 3 guineas.—W.]