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Robert Streeter, serjeant-painter to the king, was one of the most universal of our English artists. He painted history, portrait, landscape, and still-life. If he had confined his talent to one branch only, he would doubtless have arrived at much greater excellence than he did. Some of his fruit-pieces were deservedly admired. He painted several ceilings at Whitehall, which were destroyed by the fire; the battle of the giants at sir Robert Clayton's; and the chapel at All Souls college at Oxford. His principal work is at the Theatre in that university, a performance altogether unworthy of the architect. Ob. 1680, Æt. 56.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1775.

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  • 1669
    • Feb