Born in England 1714--died 1782, aged 68. This distinguished landscape painter, was the son of a clergyman. He was sent to London at an early age, and placed under the tuition of Thomas Wright, an obscure painter of portraits. . . . DESCRIPTION. This beautiful cabinet specimen is a richly composed Italian Landscape; in the foreground are two figures seated near a tree, sheltering under an umbrella from the heat of the sun; a man is seen riding his horse towards a river which occupies the middle distance, from which rises a rude cliff, on the top of which are two figures prostrating themselves before a cross; in the extreme left, on the highest pinnacle, is a temple, beneath which is seen a rustic bridge and a waterfall. The colouring is chaste and natural, the touch is free and spirited, the lights and shadows are broad and distributed with consummate skill, the middle tints are most inimitably managed, the sky is beautifully clear, and the whole produces a pleasing and harmonious effect. This Splendid picture was in the collection of George Tunnicliff Esq. of England. [Pp. 50-51.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.