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