please the painter, served to make Simpson known. He had a son of both his names, of whom he had conceived extraordinary hopes, but who died in 1736 without having attained much excellence.
was not in England himself, but engraved the set of whole- lengths after Vandyck. Houbraken 1 came from Holland in 1713 to make the drawings, for each of which he received one hundred guilders. The persons who employed him were Mr. Cock, Mr. Comyns, and the late well-known Mr. Swinny, formerly director of the theatre. Van Gunst had a son who was twice in England, but stayed not long.
a Welshman, was, I believe, senior to many I have mentioned. He worked only in mezzotinto, in which he had good success. His print of Sir Richard Blackmore is uncommonly fine. He contracted a great lameness from a sprain, for which he had his leg cut off, and lived many years afterwards. 2
did a mezzotinto of Lady Newburgh, Lord Lansdown's Myra.____________________
Charles I. from Vandyck.
Sir Edward Lyttelton, judge.
James, Duke of York, and Maria D'Esté, his duchess.
Henry, Marquis of Worcester.
James, Duke of Ormond.
Charles, Duke of Richmond.
George, Duke of Northumberland, inhis robes, after Wissing.
Edmund King, M.D. from Lely.
Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland.
James II. and Maria his queen.
Mary, Princess of Orange.
Anne, Princess of Denmark.
Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester
Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, 1687 sumptuously apparelled, half shes 16l. 5s. 6d.—Bindley.
John, Viscount Dundee.
John, Lord Cutts.
Harriet, Lady Wentworth, large half- sheet, 6l. 10s.—Bindley.
Mr. Greville Verney, after Dahl.
Countess of Kildare.
Thomas Betterton, the tragedian, 4l. 16s. 6d. Bindley. -D.