was born at Dantzic, and is said to have received some instructions from Simon Pass in Denmark. Passing through Holland he studied under Hondius, and came to England before the Restoration. Being at Oxford, and making a drawing for himself of All-Souls-college, he was taken notice of and desired to undertake plates of the public buildings in that University, which he executed, and by which he first distinguished himself. 1 He afterwards performed the same for Cambridge, but is said to have hurt his eye-sight in delineating the chapel of King's-college. He also engraved on eleven folio copper-plates Habitus Academicorum Oxoniæ à Doctore ad servientem. In the Registry of Matriculation there is this entry, David Loggan Gedanensis, Universitatis Oxon. Chalcographus, July 9, 1672. He had a license for fifteen years for vending his Oxonia Illustrata. He frequently drew heads 2 in black- lead, as Mr. Ashmole's 3 in 1677, and the Lord Keeper North's at Wroxton ; and was one of the most considerable engravers of heads at that time. Dryden, satyrizing vain bards, says—
"And in the front of all his senseless plays
Makes David Loggan crown his head with bays." 4
These portraits are most curious specimens of pencil drawing. The Editor possesses one of an old lady in a black veil, which has been well preserved, and is finished most delicately. Dated D.L. 1669.—D.