of Antwerp, was scholar of one Boutats, and master of Vertue, who was told by him that Boutats had four daughters and twenty sons, of whom twelve were engravers, and that one of them, Philip, had twelve sons, of whom four were engravers. Vandergutch's own family, though not so numerous, has been alike dedicated to the art. When Michael arrived here, does not appear. He practised chiefly on anatomic figures; but sometimes did other things, as a large print of the Royal Navy, on a sheet and half, designed by one Baston. His masterpiece was reckoned a print of Mr. Savage. 2 He was much afflicted with the gout, and died Oct. 16th, 1725, aged sixty-five, at his house in Bloomsbury, and was buried in St. Giles's. He left two sons ; Gerard, the second son, now living, 3 and
who was born in 1697. He learned to draw of Cheron, and of his father to engrave ; but chiefly practised etching, which he sometimes mixed with the other. He studied too in the academy. His six academic figures after Cheron were admired ; and he is much commended by Cheselden in the preface to his Osteology, in the prints of which he had much share, as he had in the plates from Sir James Thornhill's cupola of St. Paul's. There is a print by him from Poussin's picture of Tancred and Erminia.
of Burgundy, published a print from the model of a fountain with the statues of Queen Anne, the Duke of Marlborough on horseback, and several river gods, which was____________________
His son, Benjamin Vander Gucht who was drowned in the Thames, near Mortlake, in 1794, succeeded him in that trade. He had given the Entombing of Christ, by G. Seghers, to the church there. Lysons.—D.