Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists - Vol. 3

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JOHN DUNSTALL,

(1662,)

lived in the Strand and taught to draw. In 1662 he designed and etched a book of flowers. His portraits are, William Gouge ; Samuel Clarke, martyrologist ; and King William and Queen Mary.


J. BROWN,

(1676,)

a name that might well escape Vertue, since it is only found to a single print in Ames's Catalogue of a supervisor of excise at Bristol: the plate done at Tetbury.—V. p. 48. 1


PRINCE RUPERT. 2

(1619—1682.)

It is a trite observation, that gunpowder was discovered by a monk and printing by a soldier. It is an additional honour to the latter profession to have invented mezzotinto. 3

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1
Walpole has passed over ALEXANDER BROWNE, a vender of prints, of which many are in a creditable style. He always omits the name of the engraver, but never his own, A. Browne, excudit. In 1669, he published, Ars Pætoria, or an Academy treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning, and Etching, with thirty copper-plates, fol. Browne taught drawing, and practised it with success. The designs in his book are selected from foreign masters, and are well executed. We have no proof that he engraved them himself. Granger notices twenty-five portraits to which Browne's name is attached with an excudit. They are all from Lely.—D.
2
Prince Rupert was the third son of Henry Frederic, Prince Palatine of the Rhine, and the Princess Elizabeth of England. He dedicated himself to the military profession, and gained early laurels, which he lost in the support of his uncle, Charles the First, not for want of courage but of prudence. In 1652, when established at Paris, he conformed to his hard fate, and found ample consolation in the pursuit of science and the fine arts.

He was the author of several inventions of decided utility; in his own profession, of a method to bore cannons, and of a mixed metal of which they should be composed, and of a great improvement in the manufacture of gunpowder. He communicated to Christopher Kirby a method of tempering steel, for the best fish-hooks ever made in England.—D.

3
[It is long since this report was first questioned, and that it is an error is now well established. The inventor of mezzotinto engraving was LUDWIG VON SIEGEN, born at Utrecht, in 1609, but of an ancient and noble family of Westphalia, on his father's side ; bis mother, a native of Holland, was of Spanish origin. In 1637, after the death of the Landgrave of Hesse, Siegen was appointed page to the young Prince William VI. by his mother, the Regent Amelia Elizabeth ; and in two years afterwards he was appointed chamberlain, an office which he held until 1641, when he removed to Amsterdam, apparently for the purpose of practising a new method of engraving, which he had discovered during the time that he was in the service of the Landgrave. On the 19th of August, in 1642, Siegen wrote a letter to this prince,

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Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists - Vol. 3
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Anecdotes of Painting in England; - With Some Account of the Principal Artists. *
  • Contents to Vol III *
  • List of Illustrations-vol. III v
  • Woodcuts vii
  • Chapter XX - Painters in the Reign of George Ii. *
  • William Hogarth *
  • Chapter XXI - Painters in Enamel and Miniature, Statuaries, and Medallists, in the Reign of George Ii. 27
  • John Stephen Liotard, 27
  • Christian Frederic Zincke (- 1767) 29
  • [Jean] Rouquet, (- 1758,) 30
  • Statuaries 33
  • John Michael Rysbrach, - (1693-1770,) 33
  • [Louis François] Roubiliac, - (- 1762,) 38
  • Signor Guelfi, 40
  • James Francis Verskovis, 41
  • Medallists 42
  • John Dassier, - (1678-1763,) 42
  • J. Christopher Tanner, 43
  • Laurence Natter, - (1705-1763,) 43
  • Chapter XXII - Architects in the Reign of George Ii. 47
  • Giacomo Leoni, 47
  • John Nicholas Servandoni, - (1695-1766,) 48
  • Thomas Ripley 49
  • Batty Langley, 50
  • Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington 53
  • William Kent, - (1684-1748.) 56
  • Chapter XXIII - On Modern Gardening. 63
  • Supplementary Anecdotes of Gardening in England 93
  • Addenda 115
  • A Catalogue of Engravers 119
  • Thomas Geminus, or Geminie, - (1545,) 125
  • Remigius Hogenbergh, 126
  • Francis Hogenbergh. - 1555 127
  • Dr. William Cunyngham, - (1559,) 128
  • Ralph Aggas, - (1578,) 128
  • Humphry Cole, - (1572,) 130
  • John Bettes, 130
  • William Rogers - 1545 131
  • Christopher Saxton, - (1580,) 131
  • George Hoefnagle, - (1545-1600,) 132
  • Theodore De Brie, - (1528-1598,) 133
  • Robert Adams, - (- 1595,) 134
  • Reginald Elstracke, - (1610,) 135
  • Francis Delaram [Francesco Delarame] 138
  • Crispin [De] Pass, (Crispinus Passæus,) 139
  • William Pass, 142
  • Magdalen Pass 144
  • Simon Pass 144
  • John Payne 147
  • Joannes Barra, - (-1634,) 149
  • John Norden. - 1603 149
  • William Hole, or Holle, - (1613,) 150
  • Jodocus Hondius, - (1563-1611) 151
  • Henry Hondius 151
  • A. Bloom, 152
  • Thomas Cockson 152
  • Peter Stent 152
  • William Dolle, - (1638,) 153
  • Deodate, 153
  • Reign of Charles the First 155
  • R. Meighan, - (1628,) 155
  • Thomas Cecill, - (1631,) 155
  • Robert Vaughan 155
  • William Marshal, - (1634,) 157
  • G. Glover, - (1637,) 159
  • Henry Peacham, 160
  • Robert [Van] Voerst, - (1596-1635,) 161
  • Luke Vosterman 162
  • Wenceslaus Hollar. - (1607-1677.) 164
  • Martin Droeshout - 1623 175
  • [Andrew] Stock 176
  • H. Vanderborcht, - (1631,) 176
  • T. Slater 176
  • Thomas Cross, - (1646,) 176
  • Solomon Savery 177
  • J. Goddard, - (1651,) 177
  • Reign of Charles the Second 178
  • J. Dickson - 1660 178
  • A. Hertocks - 1661 178
  • J. Chantry, - (1662,) 178
  • F. H. Van Hoven, 179
  • Rotermans 179
  • Francis Barlow, 179
  • [Robert] Gaywood, - (1666,) 180
  • Dudley and Carter 181
  • Mr. Francis Place, - (-1728,) 182
  • J. Savage 184
  • Mr. William Lodge - (1649-1689) 185
  • William Sherwin, - (1670,) 187
  • Joseph Nutting 188
  • William Faithorne. - (- 1691.) 189
  • William Faithorne, Junior, 197
  • John Fillian 198
  • Peter Lombart. - (1613-1682.) 200
  • James Gammon 201
  • Robert Thacker, 201
  • William Skillman, 201
  • John Dunstall, - (1662,) 202
  • J. Brown, - (1676,) 202
  • Prince Rupert. - (1619-1682.) 202
  • Wallerant [Warner] Vaillant, - (1623-1677,) 208
  • Mr. John Evelyn 210
  • David Loggan, - (1635-1693,) 217
  • Abraham Blooteling 219
  • Gerrard Valcke 220
  • Edward Le Davis, - (1670,) 221
  • [William] Lightfoot, - (-1671,) 222
  • Michael Burghers 222
  • Peter Vanderbank, - (1674,) 223
  • Nicholas Yeates and John Collins, - (1680,) 225
  • William Clarke 225
  • John Clarke - (1690,) 225
  • R. Tompson, 226
  • Paul Vansomer, - (1678,) 226
  • Robert White, - (1645-1704,) 227
  • George White, 233
  • Arthur Soly, - (1683,) 233
  • Reign of James the Second 235
  • Hamlet Winstanley, - (1700-1761,) 235
  • - Burnford, - (1681,) 236
  • Isaac Oliver, 236
  • John Drapentiere, - (1691,) 237
  • William Elder 237
  • John Sturt 237
  • [Henry] Lutterel 238
  • Reign of William the Third 240
  • Isaac Becket, 240
  • John Smith, [The Younger.] - (1652-1742.) 241
  • Reign of Queen Anne 244
  • Simon Gribelin - 1707 244
  • Charles Dupuis, 247
  • Claude Dubosc 248
  • Lewis Du Guernier, - (1708,) 248
  • George Bickham, [Senior,] - (1709,) 249
  • S. Coignard, 249
  • T. Johnson, 249
  • John Kip, 249
  • George King 250
  • [Sutton] Nichols, 250
  • Joseph Simpson 250
  • Peter Van Gunst - 1713 251
  • Robert or Roger Williams, 251
  • W. Wilson 251
  • Michael Vandergutch, - (1660-1725,) 252
  • John Vandergutch, 252
  • Claud David, 252
  • Chereau, Junior, 253
  • Bernard Lens 253
  • Samuel Moore, 254
  • [Louis Gerard] Scotin, 254
  • [Josias] English, - (1718,) 254
  • Reigns of George the First and Second 255
  • Henry Hulsberg, 255
  • John Faber, 255
  • John Faber, Junior, 255
  • Edward Kirkall, 256
  • James Christopher Le Blon, - (1670-1741,) 257
  • John Simons 258
  • L. [P.] Boitard, - (1747,) 258
  • Bernard Baron, - ( 1725,) 259
  • Henry Gravelot, - (1699-1773,) 259
  • John Pine, - (1690-1756,) 260
  • Arthur Pond, 261
  • Henry Fletcher, - (1729,) 262
  • Carey Creed, - (1730,) 262
  • Joseph Wagner, - (1733,) 262
  • Thomas Preston 263
  • John Laguerre, 263
  • Peter Fourdriniere, 263
  • John Green, 263
  • Walpole's Postscript to the Second Edition, Published in 1786 266
  • The Life of Mr. George Vertue. - (1684-1756.) 268
  • List of Vertue's Works 280
  • Appendix 289
  • Appointment of King's Painter to D. Mytens 295
  • Grant to Sir F. Crane 296
  • Patent to F. Duchess of Richmond, and Sir F. Crane 298
  • A Grant of the Office of Master-Mason and Architect. A. D. 1620. 2 Car. 1mi2 302
  • Grant to Nicholas Stone, Master Mason 303
  • Grant of Chief Medallist to A. Vander Doort 303
  • Grant of Keeper of the Pictures, for Life, to A. Vanderdoort 305
  • Special Warrant for Jewels to G. Duke of Bucks 306
  • A Monsieur Le Compte D'Hollande 311
  • Pension for Life to Nicholas Laniere 317
  • Denization of F. Cleyne and P. De Maecht 317
  • Pension for Life to F. Cleyne 319
  • Alphabetical List of the Engraved Portraits *
  • Index *
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