Vertue had been able to trace no circumstances of his life, but that he came from Paris, and returned thither; the first certainly before the Revolution, as he graved a plate of the Protector; a frontispiece [and other subjects] to Ogilby's Virgil, published in 1654; a title to a small octavo in 1658; and Sir Robert Stapleton's head for his Juvenal, before 1660. In fact, he does not seem to have stayed long here in the reign of Charles II., a cut of Antoine Grammont 1 being dated at Paris in 1663. In 1660 he made a large title-plate with many figures for Field's Bible, printed at Cambridge. His best works are the twelve half-lengths from Vandyck, too well known to be particularized. 2 His other plates I will repeat briefly; as I shall those of subsequent engravers. As they grow nearer to our own times, and are common, to describe them is unnecessary.
Head of [Robert] Walker, the painter : something different from that at Oxford.
Charles I. on horseback, from Van- dyck. [A page holding his armour.] Lombart afterwards erased the face, and inserted that of Cromwell, and then with the Vicar of Bray's graver restored the king's.
Cromwell, (h. l.) in armour, page tying his scarf, [after Walker.]
Sir Samuel Moreland. [Bart. 1658, fol.]
John Ogilby. [Octagon folio.]
Charles V. emperor.
Walter Charlton, M.D. 8vo.
William Davison, physician.
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York.
Dr. Donne. 3____________________
1. Henry Frederic, Earl of Arundel.
2. Philip, Earl of Pembroke.
3. Rachel Fane, Countess of Middle- sex.
4. Anne Car, Countess of Bedford.
5. Anne Villiers, Countess of Morton.
6. Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Devon.
7. Lucy Percy, Countess of Carlisle.
8. Dorothy Sydney, Countess of Sun- derland.
9. Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon.
10. Elizabeth Barnham, Countess of Castlehaven.
11. Margaret, Countess of Carlisle.
12. Penelope Naughton, Countess of Pembroke.—D.