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1900 edition. Excerpt: ... were the subjects to which he devoted
his brush and his success in the portrayal of these was the more
remarkable, inasmuch as he was entirely self-taught. His birds,
particularly, show strength and truth of colouring, but spirit and
fidelity to nature distinguish all his works. His paintings were in
much request for decorative purposes to be placed over
chimney-pieces and doors; their value rose greatly after his death
for Horace Walpole quoting Vertue, the great authority on painting
in the various English collections, states that Cradock's pictures
frequently brought from three to four times the price the artist
received for them. The British Museum contains four examples of
this artist's work, engraved by Josephus Sympson, 1740-1743: --(1)
A Heron and Geese near a mill wheel; (2) Hawk swooping down on
Fowls; (3) Hawk carrying off a Chicken; (4) Various birds--pigeons,
plover, and a parrot perched on a bough. The birds in the above
four engravings are very spirited in drawing. Size of each plate 18
inches by 14 inches. A painting by Cradock is described in a
catalogue of the sale of pictures belonging to Sir G. Osborne Page
Turner, Battlesden Park, Woburn, 7th June, 1824: " Poultry, a
Stork, a Passage-boat on a Canal, and Figures crossing a Bridge."
The catalogue of a sale at Christie's in May, 1847, includes one of
his works, " Poultry attacked by a Hawk," the property of Edward
Harman. Luke Cradock died in London 1717, and was buried at St.
Mary's, Whitechapel. DAVID DALBY. (Born circa 1790.) "pvAVID DALBY
was born about the year 1790, and was probably a Yorkshireman; but
where he first saw the light, who were his parents, how or where he
received his education, under what circumstances he adopted the
brush as a means of livelihood, and...
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