cotemporary with the last, engraved a few heads, as Sir Isaac Newton's and Bishop Blackall's; a folio sheet with six writing-masters, one of whom, George Shelly, he engraved also from the life 1709, and many other works. He retired to Richmond, and in May, 1767, being then living, sold part of his plates and stock-in-trade by auction. 1
a name that I find only to a print of Dryden after Kneller. V. Ames, p. 52.
an artist as obscure as the preceding, graved a [mezzotint] print of Bullock the comedian, from the life.
born at Amsterdam, arrived here not long after the Revolution. He did a great number of plates, and very indifferently, of the palaces and seats in this kingdom. 3 They were first drawn by one Leonard Knyff, his country- man, who also painted fowls, dogs, &c. and dealt in pictures.____________________
In 1711, he engraved very numerous plates, of a double folio size, of the seats of the nobility and gentry of Gloucestershire, for Sir Robert Atkyns's history of that county. These plates were all of them contributed by the owners of the seats, of which bird's-eye views, including a large space, are given with great minuteness. Though indifferently executed, they are most curious; preserving representations of mansions and architectural gardens long since dilapidated. The particular style of equipage, adopted by the individual possessors, among the gentry of those days, is shown with several circumstances. These views are extended over all the gardens, plantations and avenues, by which the house was surrounded, not omitting the parish church and the family coach.—D.