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

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performed by that prince, with his highness's mark, thus :

There is another of the same, in large : a man with a spear; and a woman's head looking down, in an oval; no name to it. These are all his works in mezzotinto. 1 Landscapes I think I have seen some etched by him; and in Jervase's sale were some small figures drawn loosely with the pen on white paper ; under them was written, Dessinati per il principe Roberto à Londra 23 Septembre. The earliest date of a mezzotinto that Vertue had seen was an oval head of Leopold William, Archduke of Austria, with this inscription—Theodorus Casparus à Furstenburgh, canonicus, ad vivum pinxit et fecit 1656. This person had undoubtedly received the secret before his highness returned to England. 2


WALLERANT [WARNER] VAILLANT, 3

(1623-1677,)

though a person of some reputation, belongs to this work in the light only of an engraver. He was born at Lisle in

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"This obligation we have to his Highness P. Rupert, who has been pleased to cause the instruments to be expressly fitted, to shew me with his own hands how to manage and conduct them on the plate, that it might produce the effects I have so much magnified, and am here ready to show to the world, in a piece of his own illustrious touching, which he was pleased to honour this work withall, not as a venal addition to the price of the book (though for which alone, it is most valuable) but a particular grace, as a specimen of what we have alleged." P.147.

The following are noticed in Bryan's Dict. 1. A portrait of himself, in armour, which is marked as above, and dated 1556. 2. A Magdalene in contemplation, after Merian. 3. An executioner, holding a sword in one hand and the head of John the Baptist in the other, after Spagnoletto, in 1658. He engraved the head only of the executioner a second time, and presented it to Mr. Evelyn.—D.

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Prince Rupert died in 1682, having completed his sixty-third year. He was never married. His executors sold his collection of pictures by auction. His jewels were estimated at 20.000l. It was determined to dispose of them by a lottery ; but before the public would purchase the tickets the following advertisement in the Gazette, in October, 1683, was considered to be necessary. "Prince Rupert's jewels are to be disposed of by lottery, at 5l. a piece—the biggest prize to be a great pearl necklace, valued at 8,000l.—and none less than 100l. To be drawn in His Majesty's presence ; who is pleased to declare that he himself will see all the prizes put in among the blanks, and that the whole shall be managed with all equity and fairness, nothing being intended but the sale of the jewels at a moderate value."

What a sketch is here presented of the times of Charles the Second, when the public could be secured from the fraudulent management of a private lottery only by the actual presence and interference of his majesty in person !—D.

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This was a singularly ingenious family. Wallerant had three brothers, Bernard, James, and Andrew, highly estimated on the Continent for their talents in engraving and painting.—D.

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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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