Rough Catalogue of Pictures Luton Park
Rough Catalogue of Pictures Luton Park
Luton Park 1800? [pencil]
Jacques de Witt – Imitation of Bas relief in oil painting – finely done.
Mosaick – A facsimile of the one in the Papal collection at Rome – representing pigeons drinking out of a large marble vase. The original was found in Adrians villa and so celebrated by the antient Romans Pliny has esteemed it worthy of his notice.
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Teniers – Over door entering – Boors dancing to Bag pipe.
Baroccio – Corner next door uppermost – An Adoration.
Zeucarelli – Underneath – two Landscapes in his early time.
Unknown – Center opposite window – Portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Francisco Milé – Right – Landscape very fine.
Lucatelli – Left – Landscape with figures & soldiers gambling in a cavern.
Stilla – Lower range next door – Landscape.
Zeucarelli – a Landscape.
Miss C. Watson, R.A. when 18 years of age – Above it – Haymakers copied after Lingebach.
Giacomo Bafsan – Dives and Lazarus – fine.
Jan Asselin – under – Burning of Troy – Lucas carrying out his father on his back.
Zeucarelli – A Landscape.
Capn Wm. Baillie –above it – a copy from Ruisdaal.
Francesco Milé – A Landscape – painted on paper
Brakenburg – Left chimney uppermost – representation of the Dutch festival of St. Nicholas when they feast the children. Fine of the master.
David Rykart – Beneath center – Dutch Boors gambling.
Gysen – Under it – Dead game and herbs.
Cuyp – On each side below – a Landscape with figures.
School of Holbien – Over chimney – Margaret Queen of Scotland sister to Henry the eighth accompanied by a guard and giving her hand to a person, concerning whom there are various conjectures – some affirming it to be her second husband the Earl of Angus, whilst others say it is her lover, the Duke of Albany vide account in Walpole’s Anecdotes of Painting
Boucher – Over them two portraits in crayons.
Gaspar van Vitelli, surnamed Ochiali
Underneath a view of the Tyber and Town of Rome with the broken bridge (Ponte’rotta)
Both – Right of chimney – over door – a Landscape with many trees, distant view of mountains and villages – figures passing along a road by his brother Andrews Both.
Lucas van Leyden – Against the door – An Adoration – specimen of early painting.
In the corner left of window uppermost -
Bartolomeo - a Landscape
Ruysdaal – A Landscape
Cuyp – A Landscape
Bartolemeo – Right of Window – uppermost – a Landscape
Ruisdaal – figures Old Griffier A Landscape – view on the Danube with boats and figures. xxx xxx [illegible crossed out text above and below ‘Landscape’]
Maganza – at the end uppermost – the Magi
Zeuccarelli – underneath – two Landscapes, in his early time
[separate works or copied from above?]
Sasso Ferrato – Within Bow Window left uppermost – a Madona
Unknown – An Italian Picture representing a young woman combing a girls’ hair.
Pompeo Battoni – A Landscape.
Giacomo Bassan – The entombing of Christ.
A Mexican who never learnt to paint – Other side of Bow Window uppermost – a copy of a Madonna after Guido.
Le Duc – Underneath – Fortune Tellers.
J. Asselin – The Burning of Troy [in pencil]
Old Franks – Poetry and Painting
School of Titian – A Bishop ascending holding a boy by the hair.
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Sir Josuah Reynolds – The late Earl of Bute when first Lord of the Treasury with his private Secretary Charles Jenkinson now Earl of Liverpool. This picture was originally painted for Alexander Earl of Eglintoune, and afterwards taken by His Majesty George the Third, who bestowed it on the present Lord Bute in 1783.
Unknown – Next – Evelyn Pierrepont Earl of Kingston afterwards Marquess of Dorchester and Duke of Kingston in the Coronation robes, Father to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
Holbein – Over door – portrait of Henry the eight
Over Chimney Portrait of his present Majesty George the Third being the original picture painted after accession for the purpose of making a Drawing for the coin [Bute]
Ramsay – Left [Bute] – George the third when Prince of Wales, being the first picture for which he sat.
Gresse figures Cipriani – Over chimney – a view of Winchester Camp in 1760
Ramsay – Right [Bute] – The Princess Dowager of Wales Mother to George the third.
Orizonti – Four Upright Landscapes
Unknown [Bute] – Opposite door Lord Chief Justice Jefferies afterwards Lord Chancellor [Bute]
Orizonti [Bute] – Over each door a Landscape [Bute]
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Vandyke – Over door entering – Howard Viscount Stafford (beheaded in the reign of Charles the second) Knight of the Bath – painted with much vigor & effect the hand very fine.
Courteois Claude Lorrain’s scholar – Left of door uppermost – two Landscapes with figures – and though not equal to his master in softness yet the scenery delightfully expressed.
Franceschini – Center – Flight into Egypt – Infant Christ approaching the Cross held by an Angel and Cherub in a Landscape.
Zeuchero – Underneath – Marriage of the Virgin – a curious and beautiful picture.
Bourgognone – Left – Soldiers on a march reposing themselves by the water side.
Guercino – Right – Funeral of a young man whose mistress appears in the highest despair. The Landscape denotes a most windy day perceptible by the inclination of the leaves on the trees – the garments of the Friars, who are reading the service and even the motion of the bell in the church steeple.
These Pictures are both singularly beautiful.
Cavaliere Liberi – Chimney – Jacob wrestling with the Angel.
Sassa Ferrato – next uppermost – Christ standing on the virgin’s lap Joseph kissing his hand – very good.
Benvenuto Garofalo – Under – a Riposo – Virgin giving suck to the Infant Jesus – very curious.
Fillippo Laura – Between door and window – uppermost – Joseph holding Christ in his arm surrounded by a glory of angels.
Le Moine – Under – Virgin and Child.
Old Palma – Holy Family [in pencil]
Forabosco – Other side of window – uppermost – Boys eating cherries.
Bellino – Next – Holy family.
Andrea Sacchi – Center – Apollo and Vulcan – The figure of Apollo who is acquainting Vulcan with the infidelity of Venus comes forward with great dignity in the foreground of the picture and is full of ease and expression. The Cyclops are seen at work in the distance on the right, and should the Connoisseur discover nothing here remarkable his eye will soon catch the graceful and beautiful
group of women on the left and determine his judgement as to the picture being a very fine specimen of this rare master.
Simone de Pesaro – Underneath – an holy family
Annibale Carracci – right – Jacobs Dream.
Filippo Laura – Left – Nativity.
Salvator Rosa – Over door – Apollo having slain the serpent Python stands in astonishment at the sight of the Monster
Nicolo Poussin – Next uppermost – two Landscapes.
Franceschini – Center – Riposo – Christ asleep in the Virgin’s lap.
Rubens – Under – a Laughing boy – beautiful head.
Gaspar Poussin – Left – Landscape with sheep.
Nicolo Poussin – Right – Landscape with buildings – These fine specimens came out of the Zampiere collection at Bologna.
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Cavaliere Liberi – Over chimney – Venus with Cupids – an imitation of Coreggio
Carletto Caglieri son to Paul Veronese – Right – finding of Moses
Paul Veronese [in pencil] – Marriage of St. Catherine [in pencil]
Alexr.Veronese – Underneath – Holy Family crossing a river
Tintoret – The taking down from the Cross
Over the doors – Antient Mosaicks 2 [in pencil]
Velasques – Over door – Portrait of Pope Innocent the 10th sitting – a most capital performance.
Sir Josuah Reynolds – Over chimney – John Earl of Bute in the Garter robes.
Tintoret – Next chimney, uppermost – Juno describing gold and silver to the people
Unknown – Under it – The Madona lifting up a gauze covering the Infant Jesus who lies fast asleep before her on a cushion. Two cherubs with flowers on one side. The modest beauty of the virgin, the graceful attitude, the nice assemblage of colours in the drapery may at first occupy the attention, but soon as the eye catches the child there it remains riveted, the perfect simmetry of the limbs, the easy turn of the head, the smile, the astonishing loveliness of the countenance, and with all a look of divinity which surpass all idea. (The author of this inestimable production is much disputed, some say Raphael – some say his master Fra Bartolomeo di San Mareo - some Pierino delVago. Whoever it may be the picture is certainly capital).
Fra Bartolomeo di San Mareo - some Pierino delVago. Whoever it may be the picture is certainly capital).
Guercino – Fronting the window – Assumption of the Virgin two angels supporting her. (capital picture)
Rubens and Jordaens – Christ at Supper with the Apostles – Mary Magdalen washing his feet – fine composition.
Coypel – Underneath – center – Adam and Eve before the Deity – his best Cabinet performance
Sasso Ferrato – Right – a Madonna.
Leonardo da Vinci – Left – Virgin and Child in a Landscape – curious
Titian – Over door – A portrait of a woman lying naked with a dog at her feet, her elbow – resting on a cushion which her hand holds one of her breasts. She is rather large, but of the most elegant make whilst the painter has exercised his talent in so superior a manner, the figure appears seems a perfect deception, appearing to start almost from the canvass. The colouring
is divine, and the carnation tints finely expressed, you absolutely see the blood resuming through the veins of the neck. The beauty of the face does not equal that of the body, perhaps the look partakes more of boldness than may meet approbation. The back ground consists of an open court with columns through which the country is seen and must pass for a wonderful fine piece of architecture.
Paris Bordonne – Upper picture next – Christ and the Centurion much merit as an Academical picture.
Albano – Under – Assumption of the Virgin with group of Cherubs (being the portrait of his wife)
Cavaliere d’Arpino – Right – Virgin and Child Asleep in her arms
Willeberts – Left – a copy after Rubens – holy family
Le Soeur – Left – Romulus and Remus suckled by a wolf
Tintoret – Next chimney – upper picture – Apollo rewarding merit.
Guercino – Under – St. Jerome – fine.
Sir Jos. Reynolds – Over chimney – Mary Wortley Countess of Bute
Old Palma – Over door – a Doge of Venice.
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Prospero Fontana – Over chimney – Holy family
Hanibal Caracci – Right uppermost – Holy family with Saint Dorothea – offering up her eyes.
Parmegianine – Underneath – Holy family with St. Catherine
Mengs – Left – uppermost – a sketch.
Murillio – Underneath – Assumption of Virgin, and cherubs.
Bonifaccio – Opposite chimney uppermost – St Jerome in a fine Landscape.
Leonardo Bassano – Underneath – a Riposo with St. Catherine.
Guido – Right – head of a Sybil.
Guercino – Left – Virgin giving suck to the Bambino.
Vanderwerf – Lowest range-center – Venus sleeping
Castiglione – Two circular pictures.
Castelli da Genoa – Next to them – two others – that on the right describing the tale of Astolso and Jocondo – on the left the tale of Rodmont and Isabella – vide Hoole’s Ariosto.
Guido – Over door opposite window – Dadalus and Icarus
Murillo – Left door – Infant Jesus asleep holding a cross in his arms.
Carlo Marat – Right door – The Virgin teaching Jesus to read.
All the pictures in this room are fine the small Murillio and Hannibal Caracci most precious.
Guido – Over chimney – Venus holding up Cupids bow who anxiously attempts to reach it.
Under it – an early specimen of Roman Mosaick.
Peter Neef – Under that – inside of a church.
On each side – a Landscape being an early endeavour to make different metals answer the effect of painting, these being entirely composed of different shades of copper, lead, tin, etc. etc.
Sherwin – Left of chimney uppermost – a drawing after Titian’s celebrated picture of charity in Mr. Duncome’s collection
Edridge – Under it – Lady Maria Stuart – a drawing
Deighton – Under it – the late Mr. Kent
Pietro da Cortona – Right of chimney – Jacob and Laban.
– – Under it – a perspective view of the Villa Albani near Rome – the Cardinal may be distinguished walking in it.
Willison – On the right - Omneer [?] son to the Nabob of Arcot, now dead.
Willison – Left – Nabob of Arcot, Mahmud Ally Cawn [Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah], now also dead.
Livesay – Underneath – Three of Lord Bute’s son’s Lord Henry, Lord William, and Lord George Stuart.
Cassano – Fronting windows over book press – Jacob and his family.
– – Left hand uppermost – Dr Johnson, copy after Reynolds.
unknown – Under – Mrs. Jane Lane who saved Charles the second – very pretty.
Mrs Beale – Under – a sketch on paper.
– – Right uppermost – Dr. Goldsmith – a copy from Mortimer.
Mignard – Under – Henrietta Maria, Dutchess of Orleans.
Mrs. Beale – Under – a sketch on paper.
Jordains – Opposite chimney – center – Silenus & Pan
– – Left – the Portrait of Pyne
unknown – Next – a Curious Old Picture of William first Earl of Pembroke
Holbein – Under it – a head unknown.
Mrs. Beale – Under – Philips, commonly called Cyder Philips.
unknown – Right – Ireton, Lord Deputy of Ireland. [under, in pencil ‘a piece of architecture &c.’]
– – Next – two French Ladies in the fashionable dress of Paris 1787.
Liotaire – Under – a curious imitation in enamel – with great effect.
Miss Gardner – A drawing of Cardiff Castle previous to the repair. [crossed out in pencil]
Jansen – Over the door left – Pensionary De Witt’s sister
Jansen – Right – John de Witt - the Pensionary.
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Sir Josha Reynolds – Over door going in – Portrait of Mr Fox
Jervis – Over chimney – Portrait of Lady Mary Pierrepont (Wortley) when young.
Salvator Rosa – Under – a curious and fine drawing upon an old board.
– – Over the other door – the celebrated picture of the vestal by Guido in the Capitol in Rome – copied in Roman tapestry.
Hobbema – Uppermost picture opposite chimney – a Landscape – very fine.
Victor – Right – a scene in a street of a village where a mountebank is drawing a tooth from a man who sits under his hands, clenching his fist in sign of extreme pain – several figures are looking on, amongst others a pretty young Damsel lays her hand to her check emblematical that she is waiting to
undergo the same operation. The others are in proper attitudes of anxiety or curiousty – an umbrella is raised on a pole which throws a pleasant effect of shadow on a table whereon a carpet is laid with instruments teeth &c. – This picture is well coloured drawn with accuracy and the dresses becoming. Tis highly finished and thought one of the best of the master.
Victor – Left – Representation of a butcher with his attendants preparing to cut up a side of pork, in the mean time, a good wife brings him a glass of beer which he is going to drink whilst he holds his cleaver in readiness for the intended work – a boy stands near the meat in the action of drawing his knife, another sits on a barrel blowing a bladder with a little companion smiling on him – on the left in shadow is a woman bargaining with a man who is showing her different joints of meat in a tub. This picture though not equal to the
foregoing in point of subject, is rather superior in colouring and characters which are full of nature and good expression. The boys are excellently touched and not ungraceful. The scene finishes with a view of houses and a church at a distance – ’tis a companion to the foregoing and painted also in the finest stile of the master.
Rottenhammer, Vevet Brueghel – Underneath center – a matchless picture representing Christ on the Virgin’s lap to whom St. John kneeling is offering fruit, St. Ann behind with sword. Angels and Cherubs – figures [Rottenhamer] Landscape and beautiful wreath of flowers [Brueghel]
John Baptista Franks – Right – a meeting of Connoisseurs assembled in the gallery of a virtuoso where there is a large collection of pictures imitating the works of the most eminent masters among which are the Venus and Satyr of Correggio, the portrait of Aldobranchi and his Secretary by Raphael – others of Titian – P. Veronese – Rubens – Vandyke –
Dipenbeck – P. Brill – Breughell &c. – they are too numerous and minute to describe with the exactness they deserve. The painter has also represented Bronzes, casts – coins – Medallions, globes, and even prints – one of which is the judgement of paris by Marc Antonio and is imitated with a neatness and accuracy that is astonishing in the compass of two inches – In the center of the piece is a second apartment hung with pictures shown through an arch – wherein the artist satirizes some particular characters of the times under the grotesque appearance of human figures with the heads of Asses and hatchets in their hands who are furiously chopping and destroying the works of genius. Amidst this extraordinary variety of objects there seems no confusion – the different figures who are admiring the rarities being boldly relieved and animated separates them from the other parts, and in every other respect the artist has acquitted himself in this very
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very difficult and laborious task so as to have proved himself the most eminent of all his contemporaries in this manner of painting.
Jno Baptista Franks – Left – a visit of Connoisseurs to a painter or virtuoso in his gallery, where there is a collection of pictures and other rarities. Here the artist has not shewn so many imitations as in the foregoing nor are they painted so very accurately or with so pointed a pencil, but by his judgement in this particular, the general effect is more reposed – the perspective is better preserved, the space is full without confusion, rich without a glaze, and a harmony reigns throughout – on the left is the portrait of Franks attending some of the characters or remarkable patrons of genius in these days – on the right are three other figures, one of them in dress of a Magistrate – the others richly habited seem persons of
consideration, as there is a strong expression of deference and respect in the countenance of those employed in showing them the rarities – Tis to be lamented that at so great a distance of time one cannot ascertain the particular portraits the painter has here introduced as it may be presumed from the wonderful finishing which is more like enamel than oil colours, from the variety of tints in the carnation, and from the strong and natural characters, that the resemblance must be striking. – This picture is painted in the parts that would admit it with a very spirited large pencil and must be reckoned a very capital piece of the master.
Verkolie – On each side – a picture – the one on the left represents a Dutch Boor who endeavours in vain to kiss a young woman carrying milk. – In the other the same person has evidently accused the Boor of the attempt before his wife.
He in a cage denies it and is going to strike her, whilst the girl holding up his hat with one hand approaches a small looking glass with the other, seeming to use the vulgar saying look yourself in the face and deny it if you dare.
Vandermeulin – Over door – a Battle piece
Zeucarelli – On each side – a large Landscape with figures – perhaps the best he ever painted – how graceful the figures!
Tempesta – In each corner – over the arch – a Landscape.
Berghem – Approaching to East room – a Landscape representing a cold autumn windy day – finely done
Carlo Marat – Right – An holy family
Parmegiano – Left – Marriage of St. Catherine.
Luca Giordano – Over chimney – Neptune offering riches of the sea to Venus rising out of it
Venetian Paintress – Underneath – a copy from Old Palma of St. Peter presenting the keys to Christ – in Crayons.
Rosa di Tivoli – In the corner on each side of the arch – a Landscape.
Reubens fruits by Snyders – Over door – In this picture the painter has introduced the portrait of his son seated on a table, whereon is laid a large basket of grapes and other fruit, and just as the younker is laying hands on the prey the housekeeper comes in and gently prevents him in his pillage which he will not easily relinquish as he shews marks of displeasure at the interruption – Many painters have attempted figures in the midst of flowers and fruit but without success – it was reserved only for the pencil of the great Rubens to preserve his carnation tints amongst the lushe of ripe grapes, peaches, &c. This boy is so beautiful, the expression of features so fine and interesting, and the carnation tints so blooming, warm and clear that the eye fixes on this object as the principal, without being
disturbed by the brightness of the others, though they are strong imitations of the richest productions of nature. –The woman is in profile – her cast of features are pleasant the hands and arms well drawn – and colouring remarkably clear – a handkerchief hangs negligently on her neck, shewing as much of her bosom as discovers an elegant shape. – The drapery is agreeable and has just brightness enough to keep up the general harmony. – The manner of pencilling is flowing, bold, yet delicate and mark it visibly to be painted in the best time of this celebrated master.
Tempesta – On each side – a Landscape.
D. Teniers – Opposite chimney – a Landscape with farm house seen on the left of the foreground, where a group of figures are drinking and conversing – a river runs to the right of the piece, the borders of which are beautiful risings and broken
broken ground interspersed with cottages – a village with a spire and a bluish distances closes the scene. – The general effect of this picture is striking, the figures are natural and strongly relieved – the gleam of sun playing through the clouds and enlivening the hills produces a pleasing efft, full of harmony and rich colouring – ’tis painted very masterly with a large and bold pencil.
Ismen Vecchio – Left – a Sea Port – on the left is a great arch way, a road leads through it to a city where many figures are travelling – Ships are sailing towards it, and in the distance a range of hills – ’Tis boldly painted and the arch way in shadow gives relief to the other parts of the subject.
Ismen Vecchio – Right – A Landscape – on the right is a lofty hill from whence a waterfall pours down rapidly – on the left is a road covered with large groupes of cattle and figures, and leads to a bridge – the view closes with a rich extensive distance.
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Cuyp – East Library continued – Over chimney – a view of Viset on the Maase near Maestrict – a fine performance.
Ramsay – Underneath – His present Majesty George the Third – it is the original picture painted at the accession for the purpose of making a drawing for the coin [this work is also listed in the Old Dining Room]
Vandevelde – Left – a Sea fight. Right – another sea fight by the same master This picture is a representation of the famous battle of Sole bay between the English and Dutch fleets. The English are drawn up on the left and have the weather gage – the Dutch are on the right of the picture and are to leeward. The capital ships on each side are towards the front of the piece and the line of battle diminishes to the distance, the fire of the English seems superior and the confusion in the Enemy’s fleet increasing – four of their capital ships are in flames, the admiral and one
other in their line of battle, one in the rear, and the fourth has by some means got to windward of the English fleet and is there burning, she is at a distance but appears a capital ship. Close to the front are masts, rigging and other ruin of sinking ships of the enemy crowded with seamen. The Dutch fleet on the right side of the picture are beginning to fly whilst victory has declared for the English – the latter have no ships on fire or in confusion, but the sails &c are much wounded. Near the admirals to the left is a tender or sloop seeming to prepare to carry the news of the victory. This picture is a fine masterpiece of art – it shows as much of the battle and is as intelligible as the nature of painting would admit. It is worked with a free and spirited pencil – the sails, flags, and pennents are fluttering in the wind and have a looseness and air distinguishable only in the works of Vandevelde. – The light coloured smoke
of the cannonade and the black smoke of the ships on fire are admirably described and appear (if reflected in a glass) real objects – the water clouds &c. are such as are adapted to the subject. – This picture cost Mr Horton £500 and Lord Anson thought it so valuable a description of a great victory that he paid Mr. Scott an hundred guineas for a copy of it. It is to be remarked that this picture was painted for the Duke of York and he refused taking it from Vandevelde because he had placed Lord Sandwich’s ship in the front and in the post of honor, and put his highness in the rear.
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De Heusck – Over door – a beautiful hunting piece
Gaspar Poussin – Left – a Landscape
Hackert – Right – a view in the Alps – fine cattle and figures
Adrian Vandevelde – fine cattle and figures
Bonifaccio – Over chimney – Coreolannus meeting his mother at the gates of Rome
A Venetian Paintress – Underneath – The woman caught in adultery – after Sasso Ferrato, in crayons
Hackert – Over the door – View in the Alps.
Linglebach – Figures.
Vanderhagen – Right – Representation of a thick forest.
Ruysdaal – Left – This picture is painted in the best time of the master – on the right is a very steep hill with a castle at the top, and a little lower down are houses, near which they have been felling timber – a great waterfall runs with rapidity from the left and spreads itself in the whole form of the picture – some of the cut trees on the right are catched by the torrent and are carrying down – in the distance is a large mountain on which some snow is newly fallen and
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lies very thinly on it – and nearer a flat where there are some pine trees. The season this picture is intended to represent is about the middle of November – the clouds are cold and expressive of the time – the impetuous rushing of water with the frothing in some parts – the smooth gliding in sheets in others is admirably touched and not to be equalled by any other master – the composition is ground and suitable to the subject and a harmony of colours reigns throughout.
Salvator Rosa – Over chimney – center – Jacobs dream.
Baptista Basiri – On each side – a Landscape.
Dominchino – Underneath – a beautiful picture – representing the rape of Proserpine with a rich Landscape – the horses seem to fly with the wind – the figures replete with grace.
Cuyp – Opposite – Orpheus charming the animals this master has ludicrously painted himself
himself in that character playing on the violin – The foreshortening of the cow, the horses head are amongst other objects deserving of attention.
Gaspar Poussin – On each side – a Landscape
Lady Wright – Over chimney lib [?] door – Assumption of the Virgin in crayons copied after Sassa Ferrata Over door opposite chimney – The Vestal after Guido in Roman Tapestry [Bute]
Sanders – Next to the bed – Head of our Saviour with Crown of Thorns – crayons
Opie – Opposite chimney – portrait of Mrs Delany – vide account of her on the frame.
Mrs Delany – On one side – the raising of Lazarus after Rembrandt.
Mrs Delany – On the other – Angel appearing to the three Mary’s – after Salvator Rosa these two last pictures were left by the paintress as a legacy to the late Countess of Bute.
Sir Godfrey Kneller [Bute] – Over chimney – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [Bute] Next to the bed uppermost
Sanders [Bute] – Head of our Saviour with Crown of Thorns [Bute]
Under – St. Anthony kneeling to our Saviour surrounded by cherubs curiously worked in silks [Bute]
Carlo Dolci [Bute] – Under – A Madonna on marble [Bute]
Giul Giulio Giulio Clovio [Bute] – Under – Virgin and Joseph kneeling to the Imperial Christ who lays on the ground with a rich ornamented border [Bute]
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Dirk Vandelen figures [Bute] Polemburgh Dirk Vandelen – Over chimney – the circumcision – figures – Architecture –
The perspective is admirable – nor must the silks hung up on the extreme end of the Temple pass unnoticed.
Old Moucheron figures by Vandevelde – Right uppermost – a Landscape, ( a very pleasing picture seeming to represent a cool morning in Autumn – the clouds and distance are wonderfully clear and expressing a sun shine upon the hills – there is a large group of trees upon the left and smaller upon the right the shapes of which are varied with much taste – the foreground is enriched with a drove of cattle, figures and a dog all painted in a high finished stile and harmonising with the general tints of the picture.–)
Wouvermans – Next – return from Hawking.
Teniers – Underneath center – Boors playing at cards – an unrivalled production by Teniers (– every part of the first water–)
Young Griffier – Right – view on the Danube – figures and boats.
Berghem – Left – a frost piece.
Jean Asselyn called Crabatye – Left of chimney uppermost – a Landscape, setting sun – The figures and cattle crossing the water, the bridge with ruined tower the effect of the sun are worth looking at.
Linglebach – Next – Country people with a hay cart.
Teniers – Underneath center – Robbers pillaging a farm house – a well known piece under the name of Partie bleue – the man on his knees striking.
Vanderhyde – Right – a rich Landscape, with ruins
Wm Vandelvelde – Boats
Old Miers .... Figures – precious
Young Griffier – Left – View on the Danube with Figures and Boats.
Eckhout – Opposite chimney – uppermost – Mordicai and Haman – Haman’s figure leading a horse commanding people on their knees – not to be surpassed by Rembrandt.
Jean Asselyn – Left – Landscape – Sportsmen under an arch – (fine)
Berghem – Next – Landscape.
Ruisdaal figures by Wovermans – Right – Inside of a Church (an unique performance)
Van Euden figures by Teniers – Next – a most delightful Landscape comprehending an extensive country with many waterfalls – the foreground is artfully broken and most naturally coloured, and near it lofty groups of trees – The figures are painted in a very careful manner – their subject the fortune tellers in their occupations
Vanderneer – Underneath center – a frost piece with figures – the effect of the sun – the black cloud indicating intense cold – the natural pastimes of the numerous figures claim attention.
C. Polenburgh – Left – a well finished Landscape in which is introduced the flight – the colouring is very clear and the distance remarkably fine.
De Heusch – Next – view in Italy.
Herman Zachtleven – Right – Landscape with water on which the effect of a gentle breeze of wind is wonderfully expressed.
De Heusch – Next – view in Italy.
Stork – Over each door – a sea piece.
Everdingen – In the center over commode – a real view in Norway – [illegible] sky airy and [Bute] fine.
Vanderneer – Right – a representation of a town on fire by night – In the distance the flames are raging with the most horrid fury – the fiery blaze, the black smoke and the sparks ascending – on the left are large houses were the mischief has not yet communicated – in the front of them is the quay and canal, with a bridge across at a distance
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distance the figures are running along loaded laded laden [Bute] with things saved from the fire – two carts are moving off with part and boats are coming to their assistance to receive more – on the right are trees and behind ruined houses. – this picture is strikingly coloured and gives affords [Bute] a strong a representation (as one would desire) of so dreadful a scene.
Van Huysen the flower painter – Underneath – Island of Cythera – exquisitely done for the sort of painting.
Old Patel (surnamed the French Claude) figures by Le Soeur – Left uppermost – Setting sun – with ruins of the temple of Vesta – may be esteemed amongst the most capital of his works
Vinkenboom – Underneath – People dancing and carousing at a fair – the principal female picture, easily remarked to be a person of consequence, is painted with an ease and grace one should not expect to find from the pencil of this old stiff master.
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Blomaart Blonaart [Bute] – St. John Preaching in the Wilderness [Bute]
Old Stone after Vandevelde – Over chimney – this picture is well known by the print engraved by Strange after the original of which this is a very good copy and painted under the direction of Van Dyck – the subject is a very good copy and painted under the direction of Van Dyke – the subject is the three Children of King Charles the first – they are in the most natural and easy attitudes but the Prince of Wales seems most graceful – the colours of the draperies are such as set off the carnation and the folds are loose and correspondent to the shapes of the children – In the composition of this picture one cannot but remark a defect, which is that of a little dog in each corner of the foreground in colour and attitudes too similar and in places exactly opposite, but this may be supposed a compliance of to [Bute] Vandyke to directions he received.
Droogsloot – Left uppermost – a Dutch peasants marriage where every one carries some present – very curious – representing a cold winter’s day.
Vanbalen & Brueghel – Under center – Satyrs presenting fruit to Diana
Old Griffier – On each side – a Landscape.
Momper & Breughel – Right – A Bleaching field near Haarlem in an autumn day – figures very good figures are charming and natural [Bute]
Le Duc – Underneath – center – Robbers examining their pillage.
Van Battin – A frost piece [Bute]
Left – a picture representing frost, in the distance a town and bridge – the river is frozen and a multitude of figures on the ice in the natural actions and attitudes – on the right of the foreground is a road leading to houses. This picture is well composed but there wants a transparency in the colouring. The drawing of this master in water colours are greatly esteemed and bear a very high price.
Bredaal – Right – an halt of Dutch Waggons in a village.
Reubens – Opposite chimney – center – an allegorical picture – representing peace and war.
Gaspar Poussin – On each side – Landscape – fine.
N. Poussin – Over door – Nicolo Poussin by himself.
Rubens Copy the whole [Bute] – Lower range center – the offering of the magi – this is undoubted the model for the great picture of the same subject – the head of the virgin is touched with great delicacy as are also two of the men and the characters of these are noble – the other parts are sketchy yet expressive and full and of that spirit distinguishable in the pencil of this eminent master
Witwaal – Left hand – a nativity.
Old Franks – Right – two saints embracing –
Segers and Segers [Bute] – Wreath of flowers
Reubens figures by Vander Avont – On each side – a Landscape, the one a riposo with cherubs – the other Mary Magdalen praying in the desert with angels.
Berkhyde – Opposite window, center uppermost – view of the great place and church of Haarlem
Jan Mual Miel [Bute] – Right – People going to church Preparing for the Chace [Bute] – the Landscape a representation of ruins where the perspective and light are finely expressed.
Kierings and Breughel – Left – view of some great castle – travellers in carriages and on foot passing along the high road.
Vandelen figures by Gonsoles – Underneath, center – xxxxx fine representation of the inside of a Cathedral – xxxxx beautiful figures – copy in whole [Bute]
Breughel and Franks – Left – a Landscape – village in the distance) – the effect of the light & shade, the grouping of the trees admirably done.
Gysen and Berghem – Right – Hunting the stag – (– the finishing of the figures – the beauty of the Landscape is striking – xxxxx
Rembrandt – Over door – the Son of Rembrandt.
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Over Chimney First – Portrait of Sr Wm Herbert First Earl of Pembroke [Bute; also appears in Gallery of Communications]
Blomaart – Over chimney – St. John preaching.
Reubens – Opposite Center – Portrait of the Artist
James [Bute] – Opposite Chimney – Center – View of Rosamunds Pond in St. James’s park now destroyed [Bute]
Van Aken – On each side – a xxxx On the one side – View of [Bute] Covent Garden – on the other – [Bute] of Stock Market – curious representation in both of the probable mode of dressing at that time of day. (Stock Market no longer exists).
Kneller Ibbetson [Bute] – Next chimney – View of the Old Oak Tree in Hatfield Forest – Essex [Bute]
Ibbetson – Left of Bed – view in Glamorganshire of Castle Coch, or the Red Castle, formerly the strong defence of the pass into the mountains.
Ibbetson – Right – view of a Lake in Glamorgonshire
Ibbetson – Over door left – outside of Cardiff Castle as it now is.
Ibbetson – Right – Inside of the Court of Cardiff Castle with the keep.
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Young Patel – Over chimney – Ruins of Architecture
Paul Brill figures Hannibal [Bute] Caracci – Right uppermost – a fine Landscape figures [Bute]
Gentleman Painter, Lyons xxxx – Each side – Interior of French Cottages.
Mignion – Underneath center – nosegay of flowers
Lancret Lansort [Bute] – On one side – Childhood – on the other Youth
Breughel – Left of Chimney – Portrait of Dutchess of Montespan, in the character of Venus, Vulcan presents her a shield pointing to the arms of France. (– This picture wonderfully finished in all its parts was probably taken from the King of France’s collection. (copy whole) [Bute]
Verkolie Virkholi [Bute] – Underneath – a girl looking out of a window, with a candle – (xxxxxx
Le Nain – Opposite window – center uppermost – a boy lamenting the loss the flight [Bute] of his bird from a cage – you see the tear falling down his cheek – whilst another who is [Bute] sitting appears from this shy countenance to have concealed it under his garment – (a fine picture
Lancret – On each side – landscape with figures.
Lancret – Beneath Under [Bute] – four pictures representing the four times of day – morning – twelve o’clock – after dinner – evening.
Le Nain – Opposite chimney – Center uppermost – inside of a French Cottage.
Gaspar Poussin – Each side – Landscape.
Old Patell figures by Le Soeur – Underneath center – Landscape figures [Bute] [illegible and crossed out]
Lancret – On each side – Manhood – Old Age (this finely done)
Netscher – next left – Dutchess of Mazarin and Sr Evermond in the characters of Vertumius and Pomona – on marble.
Le Nain – Right hand – Le Nain himself surrounded by several French painters of the day – Le Brun sitting by him – this is a most valuable picture of the master
Van Laan Van Laan [Bute] – Over door – bottom of the room opposite window [Bute] – Assembly of Flemish ladies and gentlemen one of them singing and playing on the guitar.
Old Patel – Over door – left – ruins of a Cathedral
Demaine – Right – Landscape representing a waterfall – This picture obtained the academical prize at Paris.
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David Rykaert – Over chimney – A Dutch farmer at dinner in the kitchen, with his servants.
Herman [Bute] Zachtleven – Left hand – Landscape.
Breughel Breughel [Bute] Steinwick – Under it – Landscape
Brouwer – Next uppermost – Boors drinking.
Stenwick [Bute] – Under Inside of a Church [Bute]
Slingeland Gysen [Bute] – Under – Dead game [Bute] Underneath – a Cook maid cleaningxxx
Ostade see other page 21 [written in pencil] – Right of Chimney [Bute] Lower one - The Gazette Reader – a known picture
Paul Brill Uppermost - Landscape
Herman Under it - Landscape
Teniers – opposite chimney Windows Right of Chimney continued [Bute] Further on, center uppermost – The Dutch Postman, so called – early time of this master.
Brouwer – Right – Boors smoking
Ostade – Left – Boors Smoaking.
Stenwick – Underneath center – Inside of a Church with figures.
Velvet Brueghel – On each side – a Landscape in the finest and most precious stile of his master
Old Breughel – Opposite window, center uppermost – the Adoration.
Palamedes – Left – a concert.
Nicholas [Bute] Nichs Maas – Right – A Family piece.
Rembrandt – Underneath center – Usurer examining gold coin by candle light.
Bott & Bodwin and Bodwin [Bute] – On each side – Landscape and figures – in the fine time of these masters.
Ostade – Underneath – Saying grace.
Herman [Bute] H. Zachheven – On each side – Landscape.
Netscher and De Witt. – Opposite chimney – center uppermost – Duke of Monmouth on horseback
Barens Gaal – Left – Dutch Waggons travelling.
Barens Gaal – Right – Dutch Game of the Cat – a cat is tied to a string whilst persons on horseback are to endeavour to catch it with their hand soaped passing under on full gallop.
Nicolo [Bute] N. Poussin – Underneath center – a pretty beautiful [Bute] piece of ruins.
Cuyp – Right – Horses and men (fine.
Cuylenburg – Left – curious piece of water and antiquities.
Ruisdaal – On each side – Birds eye view of Haarlem and country adjacent (the right hand one very fine).
Vandyke – Door opposite window – Girl with flowers
Pourbus – Left Door – Portrait of a Man, highly finished.
Pourbus – Right – portrait of a woman. (Do.
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Vanderhagen – Over chimney – a forest, men passing through with dogs.
Isaac Ostade – Left hand uppermost – Portrait of an old man.
Elsheimer – Underneath – Flight into Egypt with Landscape – a very uncommon fine picture. The virgin is represented black.
Gerard Hoet [Bute] Berghem – Underneath – An Incantation [Bute] Underneath – Cattle with a girl xxxxx
Old Teniers – Right chimney – center uppermost – Boors dancing.
Gerard Douw – Right – a philosopher in his study –
De Pas – Left – woman paring apples in her kitchen.
Vandermeulin – Underneath Center – a representation of Louis the fourteenth procession at his coronation to the Cathedral at Rheims. (–You observe [?] the King on horseback in the middle of the crowd – the state coach following // The building, the Landscape, the sky, the massing concourse of people in which no confusion appears – the objects of every sort are painted in the most wonderful and masterly stile – this great curiousity undoubtedly once belonged to the Royal collection the seal, as such, being found on the back. (Copy whole) [Bute]
Paul Brill – Underneath – Landscape.
Michelangelo di Battaglia – On each side – picture by
Do. – Opposite window uppermost – a Mountebank on a stage.
Fran: Halls – Right – Boys singing and playing. (good).
Fran: Halls – Left – Beggar boys – good
Cuyp – underneath – View of a Siege – You see the Batteries playing – some considerable person has been killed whom the soldiers are carrying away upon their shoulders – in the foreground Henry Frederick Prince of Orange is placed on horseback with the order of the Garter, who it is to be presumed commands (a very fine cabinet picture)
Van Euden – On one side – a Landscape – Morning [Bute] (a most high finished picture with hills in the distance taking in a very extensive country – richly coloured and ornamented with figures – the subject morning). copy whole [Bute]
Van Euden – On the other side – a Landscape – Evening
Le Duc – Opposite chimney – center uppermost – Robbers examining their plunder.
Momper – On each side – Landscape with figures.
Vanderneer – Right – frost piece.
Berghem [Bute, on loose inserted leaf] – Under – Center – Cattle with a girl spinning
Ostade [ibid.] – Left – the Gazette Reader
Slingeland [ibid.] – Right – Cook Maid cleaning her pans
Doubles – Left – frost piece.
De Blot – Underneath center – an old woman asleep in her kitchen (where the animals and various matter are well told).
Van Laan – Left – Portrait of a Lady and Gentleman not inelegant (not inelegant)
Crasbeke – Blind Musicians Quarrelling and fighting. – this man was menial servant to Brouwer the painter, and only by the meer [Bute] overlooking his master acquired this the burlesque stile here represented [Bute].
Molinaer – Right – a man making love to a woman who seems to listen with much complacency (xxxxxxxxxx).
Jan Steen – Soldiers robbing a peasant – the anger and attitude of the peasant, the woman striving to keep him back – the other woman crying, the monk admonishing and the other monk endeavouring to prevent the soldiers from
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from using his sword – the Soldier sitting grinning and cooly cocking his gun to fire, another firing at pigeons are all strong instances of the expressive genius of this painter
Birkhyde – Over door opposite window – Stadt house Amsterdam – The perspective, the group of figures – the light and shade are finely expressed.
Gower Flink – Door left – Portrait of a man.
Francis Halls – Right – Portrait of a Woman.
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Vangoien – Over chimney – the imbarkation of Charles the second on restoration at Scheveling (a curious picture.)
Vangoien – Left – uppermost – Landscape.
Gerard Hoet – Underneath – Virgin and Joseph
Gonzales – Next uppermost – portrait of a French General.
Molinaer – Underneath – persons sitting at a table covered with eatables, a man stands behind playing on a violin, another sits with one leg over the other, playing on a guitar and singing, appearing to address himself to a woman who holds a bottle and turns her head round with much grace.
Vangoien – Right – uppermost – Landscape
Gerard Hoet – Virgin and Saint Ann, embracing – Joseph reading.
Verkolie – Next center uppermost – A cavalier kneeling and passionately addressing a beautiful Lady who points to a page attending and pouring out a glass of liquor (one of the best pictures of this master).
Rottenhamer – On each side – a mighty pretty Bacchanal.
Le Duc – Underneath – a conversation piece men playing at Tric Trac – a lady sitting by magnificently apparelled in yellow satin, all the ornaments of her dress highly finished – the maid lifting a pearl necklace which she takes from a trunk kneeling is painted with much grace and more beauty than the master usually observers (this is
one of the best paintings of this master.)
Jan Steen – On the left – An old woman presents a letter to an handsome young lady who seems averse to receiving it.–
Jan Steen – Right – second part of the former. It appears the Lady has taken the letter and admitted the author who sits on the table before her singing and playing whilst she leaning on one hand is evidently enraptured. The back of the same old woman is seen going out at the door but the Father has discovered the rendezvous and puts his finger to his nose as he views them from behind the pillar (these pictures shew that though the painter delighted in the ludicrious he could when he pleased produce the elegant and the lovely as these beautiful specimens sufficiently indicate)
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Molinaer – Opposite window – uppermost right – card players in a Dutch kitchen with several other figures drinking and otherwise diverting themselves some of the heads are well touched and of agreeable character – especially that of the young man turning round.
Molinaer – Left – A Boor’s Fair in a Country Village, crowded with figures drinking
Van Apsover – Underneath center – Chymist blowing a furnace.
Peter Neef – Left – inside of a church with many altars, pictures and figures (fine).
Steenwyck – Right – procession of the Host to a dying person through a Church at night with many torches and figures (fine).
Peter de Hooge – Opposite chimney – center uppermost – A Room in a tavern, wherein is represented an old man in a cuirass in a conversation with his Hostess who seems
Cornelius Dusart – Left – inside of the house – mind the expression of the man’s countenance smoaking and holding the woman – also the man playing on the Bagpipe surrounded by children in the back ground.
Cornlius Dusart – Right – outside of the house – playing at cards – a Landscape forming background, with a fair and various figures (these are the two best performances of this master).
Bega – Left – music master teaching a Lady to sing.
Bega – Right – a woman in a fur cap offering a phial to a man sitting who hold up a mug (the last of these two pictures – one of the best of the master)
Hobbema – Door opposite window – Landscape with a mill.
De Koening De Koning [Bute] – Door right – a view of a ferry over a river – distant country finely told
Verboom, figures by Wouverman – Door left – Landscape with figures.
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seems to complain of his want of generosity and looks on the piece of money he has given as a scanty recompense for his entertainment whilst the old gentleman puts his hand in his pocket and seems restrained by his avarice from giving more – the expression of these figures is admirable. In the distance are three other figures near a window from whence the piece is illuminated and a most wonderful effect is given by a curtain artfully hiding or crossing the strong light (It is painted with a free light behind, the perspective of the apartment and pavement truly observed it must be though as strong a representation of nature as can be seen of the Dutch School and capital of the master. It was in the collection of Bramcamps.)
Vanherp [Bute] Van Herk – On the right – A number of persons at Dinner from the top of the stairs – man is throwing apples which boys are endeavouring to catch in their hats (there is great expression in all the figures) copy all [Bute]
Vanherp [Bute] Van Herk – On the left – its companion and the same subject. (they are both capital pictures)
Brouwer – Lower Range – Center – Boors playing at Cards (very fine) – The figure of the man looking on in the background without a nose and hardly a human mouth is the portrait of his servant Craspeke a self taught painter (one of whose performances is in the collection)
Metzu – Right – An old woman feeding a dog and old man looking on – The countenance of each finely painted – the dogs eye is alive (a fine specimen.)
Metzu – Left – picture called the pancake woman.
Kneller – Over Chimney – Lady Mary Wortley leaning on one hand – view of Constantinople in the distance. This picture was painted for the Pope and given to the late Countess of Bute by Mrs. Blount
James – Left – View of Rosamund’s Pond in St. James’s Park in its old state – View of Westminster Abbey and the Horse Guards in the distance – this is a well painted picture and a faithful representation of the former arrangement of the Park – where also some Grenadiers of the Guards are seen in their ancient dress – it now is become a great curiousity.
Countess of Portarlington – Right – a copy after Marco Ricai.
Countess of Lonsdale – Under – a copy after Le Nain.
Ibbetson – Left of Bed – View of the Island of Staffa Hebrides.
Callander – Underneath – Greenan Castle, coast of Air with Rock of Ailsa.
Ibbetson – Right – Island of Scolinhull – in the Hebrides.
Callandar – Under – View of Appin in Argyllshire now belonging to the Marquess of Tweadale
– Over door right – Countess of Macartney in Crayons
– Door – left – Elizabeth Percy Countess of Northumberland – crayons
– all the other Crayon pictures by the Countess of Lonsdale.
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Le Hire – Over chimney – Silenus surrounded by Bacchanals.
F. Bolognese – Left – Landscape and figures.
do [in pencil] – do with ruins [in pencil]
Julio Clovio – Left uppermost – Virgin and Christ
Marieschi – Underneath
Garofalo – Right – uppermost – Holy family.
Marieschi – Underneath
F. Bolognese – Right – Landscape.
Penni called Il Fattore – Underneath center – Nativity.
Tempesta – On each side – a Landscape.
Bartolomeo – posite Window uppermost – Fable of Latona, turning the people into Frogs.
Ghisolfi – Underneath center – Campo Vacino at Rome.
Wehrliney – On each side – Neapolitan peasants.
Bartolomeo – Opposite chimney – center – Landscape with figures.
Salvator Rosa – Right – St. George and the Dragon.
Antonio Balesbra – Left hand – Endimion.
Mola – Underneath center – Landscape.
Bassano – Right – the entombing of Christ. – fine
Paolo Farinati – Left – Flagellation.
Zeucarelli – On each side – Landscape.
Pordenone – Door opposite window – Holy family.
N. Poussin – Over the other door – Statuary’s Shop –
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Swainevelt – Over Chimney – Bird Catchers going out soon after sun rise in a most rich Landscape – The chill of the morning air so well described you almost believe you feel it. (one of the best paintings known of this master.)
De Heusch – On each side Uppermost – View in Italy (rich)
Young Griffier – Under on each side – View on the Danube. – our admiration must be directed to various points the astonishing extent of country diversity of building, fine sky, busy scene of numerous boats and people as well on board them as on the side of the river and rich woods) – every part shews the uncommon skill and industry of the master, who seems to have labored to make these pictures the most capital of his works) copy all [Bute]
Jan Steen – Opposite center above – A Cock Fight – this master has thought fit to introduce himself in the character of a cobbler sitting against a tree, cap on his head his arms across and his leg most naturally extended, the laugh so admirably expressed, no one views it without the same inclination. This laugh is directed against the old sly winner who holds out his hand with much eagerness demanding a payment he cannot probably obtain, for the anxiety of his antagonist to get at him who is kept back by the woman testifies no such intent. The winning and losing cocks are even finely expressed. The boy upon his knees holding the latter with the back of his head turned on which is a red woollen cap with a hole in it is nature itself. The other in blue stooping down appearing to take a deep concern in the bleeding
cock is most elegantly as well as finely done – the stupid indifference of the boy standing against the tree forms a good contrast. Jan Steen never composed or painted a better picture.
Claude – Left – A Landscape representing a summers morning – in the distance hills and a large piece of water _ the mid-distance a round tower rising amongst the trees – (this picture is the best time of that great master’s the clearness of colouring – the stillness [illegible letter] and serenity are conspicuous and the composition delightful – the foreground is richly ornamented with cattle and figures ) copy all [Bute]
Claude – Right – Evening – a marine with buildings extending towards the distance on the left – the foreground is a wharf or quay – some of the figures seem intent on business – others lading (a vessel the effect of sunshine is wonderfull and the figures so well drawn they might pass for Philip Laura – the water is
clear and throughout there is a fine glow of colouring and harmony – Tis thought the best marine ever painted by this master.
Vanderhyde figures by Old Mieris – Center underneath – View of a place in Antwerp – bordered by a Cathedral many figures. The azure sky, the light airy playful clouds, the exactness and finishing of the buildings, the figures kneeling to the host carrying along – the truth of the others and of the animals, all attract the eye – The deception is so strong one sometimes inclines to believe it is reality and we are beholding the true scene through a camera obscura. (fine fine picture).
Domenico Van Tol – Left – A Lady very handsome and richly dressed playing at cards with a cavalier who pays her great attention, Servant pouring out a glass of wine. The countenance, the drapery, the carpet, highly finished.
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(It is the best picture of this master.)
Reufinck – Right – Lady at her Toilet – so finished you may count the beads of her bracelet, decide the pattern of her fan, the goodness of the japan, and provenance of what country china the cup placed on a box near the spinning wheel.
Gaspar Poussin – Right – A Landscape (the general tone of colouring of this picture is brown but there is a remarkable transparence and richness in it. On the left is a large bank of broken ground with branches of trees springing out, and under them two figures leaning on a Rock in conversation, a third is lying
own near them – further on is a large flock of sheep on a road which branches into three and leads to a large Castle with battlements and square tower, and blue hills behind. A small tree grows near the road on the right in the center of the foreground is a pool of water) copy all [Bute]
Gaspar Poussin – Left – its companion (of the same tone of colouring, clear and rich. The foreground is finely broken and intermixed with herbage and shrubs. On the right a large group of trees, and on the left, light airy young ones, all of very pleasing shapes – Further on is a large piece of water with wood at the end, amongst which rises an alcove, and a little more towards the distance on the left a grand Castle with hills behind. On the foreground
is a figure in a reclining posture and several others near the water.)
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Ruisdaal – Over door center – Charming representation of a water fall with fine sky.
Linglebach – Right over door – Port of Leghorn many figures – Galley slaves with their chains and others.
Linglebach – Left – Do – Its companion.
Terburgh – Next uppermost – Portrait of a Burgo-master in his study dressed in black, a table and chair covered with crimson velvet fringed with gold; every article highly finished
Young Mieris – Under – portrait of a man laying on the ground clothed in a tygers skin, a woman feeding him with red grapes. The high finishing is wonderful, you perceive it throughout – in the Landscape the foliage, the ornamental ewer hung on a branch of a tree, the cup on the ground, the boys, the Tyger’s skin – the dress of the female – the figures themselves, yet
on contemplating a mere Dutch Boor and Dutch Vrow – one is a loss to discover the youthful Bacchus and beautiful Ariadne whom the painter meant to represent.
Terburg – Opposite uppermost – The portrait of the Burgomaster’s wife dressed in black with a rich petticoat of white sattin and gold with a chain and table also covered with crimson velvet and gold fringe. The painter has amused himself with making it perceptible that neither velvet or fringe were new.
Vanhuysum – Under – Island of Cythera with Nymphs and flowers.
Le Nain – Over Chimney – a cobler at the gate of a town, a young woman giving him a shoe to mend – various other figures in their different occupations – The woman is beautiful and at the same time elegant. The boy near the woman perfect – the simplicity of the cobler admirable: but nothing can exceed the figure lying down asleep.
Teniers – Right uppermost – small Landscape, cattle, shepherd reposing himself.
Berghem – Under – Landscape on the right is a large dark rocky hill rising to the top of the picture – a road leads through an arch way cut in the rock on the left is a large sheet of shallow water through which peasants are driving cows, laden horses and sheep travelling from left to right
right – further on at the finishing of the water is a small broken hill intermixed by bushes, and in the distance other hills. The clouds are light and moving and a cleaness of colouring throughout the picture as well as the spirited pencil for which this master was so eminent must be observed in every part of this performance.
Roland Savery – Under – thick wood with water. A man hiding himself behind a tree to shoot wild fowl which are distinctly seen with the colour of their feathers and various flowers near the water.
Breughel figures by Rottenhamer – Under – A most high finished picture enriched with historical figures and in excellent taste. Diana and her nymphs seen by Action – the figures finely coloured and full of grace (this picture may be esteemed a jewel).
Teniers – Left uppermost – Landscape with figures and cattle – shepherd playing on pipe.
Berghem – Under – Landscape – not less excellent as to cleaness and colouring and pencilling than the latter picture of this master but the composition is not altogether so rich. – On the right is a dark mass of foreground running sloping to the left and large trees growing on it, the shades of which though varied are yet not so airy and pleasant as usual with this master – the foreground is well enriched with cattle and figures on the left, and the distance is a hilly scene to the right.
Paul Brill figures by Annibal Carracci – Under – Landcape – man shooting wild fowl.
Breughel figures by Rottenhamer – Under – a Riposo – cherubs hovering with wreaths of flowers.
G. Van Ekhout – Next over door – a composition of several figures representing a corps of officers with their visitors in a guard room – the principal person sits in the front or middle of the picture and takes a graceful woman by the hand, who
had just arrived, behind is a Drummer bringing him his sword and cross bells. In the second groupe are several officers at cards, or otherwise amusing themselves. On the right in the foreground is a young lad playing with a dog. It is manifest in this performance that the artist has imitated Terburgh, and he has so well succeeded in the general tone and cleanness of colouring, the richness and finishing of the drapery, as well as in the freedom of pencilling and air of the figures, that it has often deceived very able Connoisseurs. (this picture formerly belonged to Monsieur Aved of Paris.)
Reinier de la Haye – Next door uppermost – a very pretty woman playing at cards with gentleman, pearls, dress, carpet, bottle on a silver stand, cards on the floor highly finished.
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Karel de Moor – Under – a young boy sitting blowing bubbles – richly attired and painted as a cupid with wings.
Elsheimer – Under – flight into Egypt, on marble, a night piece with many figures, cherubs, &c. – requires nice examination.
– Next uppermost – View into the country from the Portico of a large building figures in the inside, figures descending the steps. Here architecture, perspective, effect of light merit observation.
Slingeland – Under – Cook maid in her kitchen surrounded by garden stuff – a lanthorn on the table, bird cages hanging from the ceiling – is pouring water out of a picture into a bason of curious shape, a candle on one side and other articles. The light proceeding from a window darts on the figure and discovers her beautiful
shaped face, her fine eyes, fine forehead and pretty light coloured hair.
Brueghel – Under – people travelling on horseback and in carriages in a Landscape delicately finished.
Karel du Jardin – Opposite uppermost – a Landscape, man crossing water quite limpid leading a mule laden and taking notice of a dog jumping near him a cow at a distance in back ground ruins and mountains (all finely told.) copy all [Bute]
Ostade – Under – Lawyer in his cabinet reading – the whole figure admirable, papers, table, covering, light thrown from a window – books in background.
Ruisdaal – Under – water and trees – water striking – boat in the corner.
Eglon van der Neer – Next uppermost – Lady richly dressed in black velvet and fure, white sattin petticoat with a silver plate in her lap, bread in it – table before her covered
with a carpet, partly removed to make room for a mug and a glass half full of liquor lignor [Bute]. The maid attends holding a silver bason and ewer, near whom is a parrot coming out of his cage – the Lady inviting him by holding out a piece of bread – The Lady has an handsome face, her hair curiously arranged. She sits on a chair, covered with red cloth of which the binding and brass nails are discernable, and by examining in their turn each part the surprising finishing of the whole becomes more striking.
Adrian Vandevelde – Under – Landscape with cattle – shepherd and shepherdess (exquisitely finished) copy all [Bute]
Elshiemer – Under – virgin and child on an ass led by Joseph holding a lighted torch – moon scene – on marble.
Pynaker – Over door – Landscape, wood and unequal ground – narrow bridge over a ravine – rich scene
Gerard Dou – Center compartment – uppermost – This picture is a representation of an old man in his kitchen giving directions to an old woman. He is sitting by the fire which is in the left, wrapped up in a fur gown and a little dog by him, his left hand stretched out and his head turned towards the dame – by the intentness of the conversation it should seem as if it referred to some particular history; on the right near an old woman is a table covered with a carpet two books on it and a lanthorn – a chair near it with a cushion – and a goat stands between the table and the woman and a spinning wheel on the other side of her. In the centre of the picture is a winding stair case and near the top of it a servant maid coming down. The head of the man and woman as well as the hands are excellently drawn and coloured, the drapery loose and flowing and of colours properly adapted to set off
off the carnation. There is a grandeur of character in the man, and the woman though a familiar one has nothing mean in it – the light comes from a window at the top of the picture on the left – the right of the picture behind the woman is dark by the projection of the stair case by this contrivance the light and shadow give a wonderful effect and is withal very natural, the pavement background, carpet and utensils are all finished with great care yet it is worked with a flowing bold pencil which produces the same effect as the highest finished pieces of this master.
Paul Brill – Under – Landscape with a thick wood and cattle
Ostade – Right – man playing at Drafts – one smoaking – the anxiety of the one in the
red cap standing up, and sly coolness of the other are striking – the light comes finely from the window.
Ostade – Left – Schoolmaster with boys. The boy with his back turned in a red jacket and a leather strap around his waist and whose round head and hair seem actually alive, is evidently in a great fright, labouring at spelling, the other whose face is seen is no less so, the master peremptorily pointing with a pen argues the lad to be a dunce. The masters countenance is severe, and he leans with one hand on the arm of a chair with all the dignity of Pedagogue power – on the table you distinguish the pen knife and pens. The light here also proceeds from a window.
Old Miers – Under – centre – a mother has discovered her daughter with a love letter, whom
she threatens holding her finger up in a menacing posture. The girl is in tears applying her handkerchief to one side of her face. She is beautiful and appears more so from the horrid angry countenance of the old woman – her arms are also fine and graceful – the fatal letter seen on the table inscribed a la bella Volutta – a red rose lays near it absolutely a deception and some scattered leaves – also pearl earings – the tortoise shell box so exactly painted marks the hiding place of the letter.
Roland Savery – On each side – a Landscape with figures, asses, cattle, birds, ruins, and wood.
Gerard Dou – Underneath – center – An Old man meditating in his study – two books lie on his table which is covered with a carpet – the whole exquisitely finished and painted in a fine taste – the light comes from a window on the left and makes produces [Bute] a great effect.
Poelemburgh – Right – a Riposo – with angels – under a rock – great extent of country in the Landscape – figures wonderfully touched particularly Joseph.
Karel du Jardin – Left – Tobit catching the fish – Angel behind him – a dog feeding – ruins in the distance – an immitation imitation [Bute] of Elsheimer.
Jan Asselyn – Over door – Rich Landscape with figures and cattle – curious bridge – tower in the distance
Varelst – Next – uppermost – A Lady richly dressed, petticoat, yellow sattin embroidered with silver, hair elegantly arranged – sitting at a table on which is a napkin – apples and a tin canister open – a silver plate with lemon on it and which she takes with one hand, her other holding a stone pitcher resting on her lap – her attention seems entirely engrossed by a person playing on the violin – another man standing by
Cabinet – continued
by the woman, hat on with feather – one arm elevated and extended with a red cloak hung over it, a glass of wine in his hand, points with the other to the fiddler with a smile of contempt meaning to impress that the jollity of drinking is infinitely preferable to music. Behind on a low shelf are drinking glasses, and over a press is seen a globe and bits of china, over these a picture representing a tower on fire – on one side a casement window, bottom part open – through which trees are perceived, throwing a fine light upon the object – In the background another casement window reflecting sufficient light from an azure sky to allow you to see that there is a kitchen where the cook maid is hanging a pot on the fire, a boy behind
her who appears going out – all highly finished.
Ary de Vos – Under – a young man richly clad playing on a violin, a dog laying by him, cushion on which he sits red velvet and gold tassels – behind a table covered, music books on it – finished in a high stile.
Rottenhamer – Under it – rich groupe of Bacchanals.
Breembergh – Over door – Joseph distributing corn to his Bretheren – Joseph appears standing aloft with great state magnificently apparelled – the multitude of figures in their different occupations are well arranged – you may distinguish each there is so little confusion.
(All the pictures in this room are select jewels of the first water, as far as the collection would allow).
Gallery of Communication
Kneller – General Officer, large wig, armour, truncheon in his hand Tower in distance – unknown.
Lely – Dutchess of Cleveland
Unknown [Bute] – Admiral Montagu created Earl of Sandwich [Bute]
Jervis [Bute] – Unknown Mrs. Martha Blount – so celebrated by Pope [Bute]
– Original of Ben Johnson in xxxxx
Unknown [Bute] – Sir Francis Dashwood Lord le Dispenser [Bute]
Holbein [Bute] – Unknown Portrait of a young man unknown [Bute]
– Lady Unknown
Morels – Unknown
– Marquis of Hamilton
– Earl of Arundel [Bute]
– Sir [?] Jones [Bute]
– Earl of Arundel
Holbein – Henry the eighth [Bute?] of Portland Lord
– William Earl of Pembroke
– High Treasurer
– William Earl of Pembroke [Bute]
– James the Second when Duke of York
– Weston Earl of Portland Lord High Treasurer [Bute]
– A Lady Unknown [Bute]
– James the second when Duke of York [Bute]
– A Lady Unknown [Bute]
– Old man unknown.
Nuthall – Under center – a Battle piece –
– Right – Lady Arabella Stuart
Mrs. Beale [Bute] – Left – Cyder Philips
– Left Under [Bute] – Duke of Ormond when Young.
Mercier – William Duke of Cumberland
Mirvelt [Bute] – King of Bohemia, James the 1st’s Son in law.
– George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
– Gustavus, Adolphus, King of Sweden.
Baretti – Elizabeth Chudleigh, afterwards Dutchess of Kingston.
– Baretti – a copy of after [Bute] Reynolds
– Lady Catherine de Caprini Countess of St. Gill – a Piermontese Lady
Kneller – Lady Elizabeth Wilmot daughter of the Earl of Rochester – grandmother of the present Earl of Sandwich
– Sir Isaac Newton
Note – Views of Luton – of Hallingbury – of Ryes W. Chamberlayne and the oak tree in Hatfield Broad oak forest are all by Callender.
The two Spanish pictures though ill painted are admirably descriptive of the dresses or festivals – and the mode of dancing, and dwelling amongst the middling classes of Spain. [Bute?]
Guido – Venus and Cupid – Venus is represented as sitting in an upright posture upon a couch of antique structure covered with cushions; Those that give a relief to her left arm and leg are of a deep shaded crimson, and her foot is leaning lightly on one of the same colour; her body is turned to the right, and the Painter has just caught the moment when the Goddess has quite disarmed the urchin, as she is holding his arrow in her left hand, and the bow in her right which she elevates quite out of his reach and where on he fixes his eyes with some tokens of impatience, whilst the mother seems to enjoy a secret pleasure; visible in the archness of her features mixt with grace and sweetness, and is willing to proceed and see the effect that a
little teasing may produce on her beloved wanton Boy, in which she is likely to be gratified; for he is almost wrought into anger; and (she should know), his frown is dreaded even by the Gods themselves. – the piece is illuminated from above, the Goddess’s right arm throws a tender shade on her forehead; which gives a roundness to the head, and her left and shoulder partake of the same beautiful tone. The arrow and crossing drapery give force and affect to the carnation of the body which exhibits the most correct outline and gradations of tints that might vie with Corregio for sweetness. The Cupid is drawn in a warm shade reflected by the background, and though naked like his mother, is quite a contrast to the splendour appropriate to the
Queen of Love. He rests his knee upon a cushion covered with linen, the whiteness whereof is broke by a Rose coloured drapery that gives relief to the beautiful right leg of the goddess. A large casket approves a bold mass to this part of the picture, and the comb and string of pearls at top intimate the furniture within; and that Vulcan has not left his Cara Sposa want toys or trinkets adapted wither to use or ornament.
This picture is painted in the best time of the master and being a subject suited to his genius, there was full scope to displaying the excellencies to so peculiar to Guido. No other pencil could exhibit the archness, animation, sweetness and gaity that reign in the features, with the inimitable grace, elegance
and majesty which so happily unite in describing the Queen of beauty. The frown gathering on the brow of the cupid and his whole figure are also admirable; The drapery is finely cast and richly coloured and gives lustre and harmony to this enchanting composition.
[Bartolomeo Schedoni] – [different handwriting]
The Holy Family by Schidoni –
The Virgin sits on the left side of the Picture bending forward towards her Son – contemplating him with inexpressible admiration, her right arm is thrown gracefully round his body in ye tenderest & most affectionate manner as raising him up from a Pedestal, the child eagerly advances to meet her, he seems to bound, and the deception is so great, You think you hear him speak, with one arm he embraces his Mother, the other is lifted up above her head in a playful angelic attitude. Love, innocence, Beauty, & sprightliness are of Graces which adorn them in this part of the Composition, more like intellectual – than earthly Beings. Underneath is represented St John, resting on an arm over the Virgins knee, and with the other holding the Lamb, an Emblematical – protype of the Agnus Dei, which was to be more fully explained to him herafter this with Joseph in back ground are the finest contrasts possible, to ye Sprightly con Amore in ye Center of the Painting.
The Grand Gusto, the varied actions – attitudes in this Picture, are as perfectly unique as any Composition which has appear’d in the 15th Century, when the Arts were at their highest pitch of Glory. – Schidori learn’d the most correct Design in ye School of the Carracci – and was the only Painter in Italy who succeeded in the Grace & Colouring of Corregio – to which he devoted his whole life, & this Picture is a rare Specimen of his Worksx – at this time so exceedingly scarce and valuable. –
XIf it is his Works the only reason the writer has to think so is, because to him it appears much better Drawn – than any Picture he ever saw, by that Great Master Corregio – otherwise should have thought it it his
[Domenico Feti] – [handwriting same as above]
a Description of a Picture by Domenico Feti of the Virgin & Child, with an angel gather Fruit for Them.
In the Center a most beautiful Landscape perhaps not inferior to Claude, the virgin is sitting under a Cherry Tree caressing an Infant and gracefully looking up towards an Angel; who seems employ’d in gathering the Fruit. – the Child, conscious of the Angels – intention, Springs forward with inconceivable Spirit & animation, as if flying from his mothers arms – this enlivened action of innocence, which is painted with all the force & Magick of Colours is remarkably striking, & forms the finest possible contrast with ye serene composition of the Angel, wou’d do honor to the Pencil of Corregio – the whole subject is finely conceived and equal to what the Poets of the best eras of Greek & Roman literature – have imagined. The Composition is in the beautiful form of the Pyramid & only equal’d by the general harmony of ye Colouring & the Stillness of Effect.
- Country House
- Mount Stuart
- Rough Catalogue of Pictures Luton Park