a goldsmith, and probably brother of Peter Cole, a painter mentioned by Meres in his Wits' Commonwealth, and in the first volume of these Anecdotes ; 1 I conclude so, as Humphry engraved a map to a folio Bible, which he set forth in 1572, and a frontispiece, with Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Leicester as Joshua, and Lord Burleigh as David. Humphry Cole, as he says himself, 2 was born in the North of England, and pertayned to the Mint in the Tower, 1572. I suppose he was one of the engravers that pertayned to Archbishop Parker, for this edition was called Matthew Parker's Bible. I hope the flattery to the favourites was the incense of the engraver!
brother of Thomas Bettes, the painter, 3 was himself both painter and engraver. Meres, in the passage above quoted, is my authority for the first. Fox, in his Ecclesiastical History, tells us the second, naming John Bettes as the performer of a pedigree and some vineats (vignettes) for Hall's Chronicle, and speaking of Bettes in 1576 as then dead. 4 In the same place is mentioned one Tyrral, of whom I find no other account, nor of Cure, recorded by Meres; nor of his Christopher Switzer, 5 but that he used to execute wooden cuts for books about the time of Archbishop Parker.____________________