returned to Geneva in 1745. The uncle had executed a set of the reformers in smaller brass, and begun large medals of some of our great men then living; the nephew did several more, which were sold in copper at seven shillings and sixpence 1 each, and are very good performances, though inferior to the medals of the popes by Hamerani, 2 and more inferior to those of St. Urbain, 3 medallist to the last Dukes of Lorrain. There is a beautiful and numerous suite of Roman history in small medals of bronze by the younger Dassier.
of Saxe-Gotha, came to England about 1733, and had practised carving and graving for snuff-boxes, gun-locks, and in mother-of-pearl. He was retained as a domestic in the family of the Prince of Wales, and by Mr. Conduit employed in the Mint, where he rose to be principal engraver on the death of Mr. Croker. He did medals of the Prince and Princess of Orange and Sir Isaac Newton, and the large family medal of the late king and queen and all their children.
of Biberach in Suabia, was a good engraver of intaglias, and medallist. He struck a fine medal of Sir Robert Walpole, the reverse of which was copied from Lord Leicester's statue of Cicero. He had studied in Italy, and afterwards resided several years in England. In 1746 he went to Holland, to make a medal of the Prince of Orange, as in 1743 he had been in Denmark with Marcus Touscher,____________________