Born at Valenciennes, 1684--Died near Paris, 1721. This great master has had no successful rival--no one that could impart such graceful and easy carriage: the genteel, and coquettish naivete. The two figures in this picture so much admired, are those in a dancing attitude--various attempts have been made to copy these, by very clever artists--but the fine effect has been lost. [Pp. 12-13.]
Catalogue of Paintings: chiefly of James Ward Esq. R.A. His splendid picture of Cattle, large as life: in imitation of the grand Paul Potter: the finest picture in the Buonaparte Louvre. Also, by Mr. Ward, an English Race Horse, an Arabian Horse and three other pictures. New-York: Printed by Spear & Nesbitt. 1831.