In the interim,
then apprentice to a calico-printer, visiting Lutterel, caught the passion of learning mezzotinto ; and hearing that Loyd was possessed of the secret, and being forced to absent himself from his business upon an intrigue, had recourse to Loyd, who though master of the arcanum, was not capable of putting it in execution. Becket offered his service, was instructed in the use of the chisel, and entered into articles of working for Loyd. Lutterel in the mean time pursued his old method, and published a print of a woman blowing out a candle backwards, which sold mightily. Soon after he got acquainted with Vansomer, and from him learned the whole process. Becket fell again into the same trouble, and Lutterel assisting him, they became intimate ; but Becket marrying a woman of fortune, set up for himself, and Lutterel did many heads for him, being more expeditious and drawing better than Becket ; but they were often finished by the latter. Lutterel's best print was a portrait of Le Piper, the painter ; few of his works have
Charles II. from Lely, small.
James, Duke of York.
George, Duke of Buckingham, half-sheet.
Charles, Duke of Richmond, half-sheet.
Henry, Duke of Graftou—three prints after different painters.
John, Duke of Lauderdale.
Colonel Robert Fielding, fondling a mastiff.
Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland, four prints.
Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Louisa, Duchess of Portsmouth.
Isabella, Duchess of Grafton.
Countess of Stamford.
Lady Williams, (w.l.)
Sir Peter Lely.
The Princess Anne.
Prince George of Denmark.
John Sheffylde, Earl of Mulgrave, two prints.
Christopher Monke, Duke of Albemarle.
Louis, Earl of Feversham.
Wriothesley, Lord Russel.
H. Compton, Bishop of London.
T. Cartwright, Bishop of Chester, 9l. 12s. —Bindley.
Madam Anne Wyndham.
John, Earl of Melfort.
Adrian Beverland and his wife.—D.____________________