Anderton, Henry (DNB00)

ANDERTON, HENRY (1630–1665?), portrait painter, born 1630, was a pupil of Robert Streater, at one time a famous painter, and in choice of subjects he followed his master. He painted portraits, landscapes, still-life and historical subjects. He made a tour in Italy, and was employed by the court on his return. In 1665, according to Nagler, he stood in high repute. He died soon after. His most celebrated work was a portrait of Mrs. Stuart, afterwards duchess of Richmond. His success with this portrait obtained for him a sitting from Charles II and many of his courtiers. There are no engraved portraits bearing his name, and it is supposed that much of his work may have been ascribed to Sir Peter Lely, of whom he was in some sort the rival.

[Walpole, Anecdotes of Painting; Nagler, Künstler-Lexicon, ed. 1872; Füssli, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon; Redgrave, Century of Painters, 2 vols., and Dictionary of Painters of the English School; Bryan, Dictionary of Painters, 2 vols. 1816; S.D.U.K. Biographical Dict.; De Piles, Art of Painting, from the French, with an Essay towards an English School, 1706.]

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