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Jeff Pruett  •  Link

An old Cavalier friend in the House of Lords recommended Pepys get his patent engrossed by Charles Beale. Beale refused, claiming a lack of time. Pepys then went to his musical friend, John Spong, who was able to write in the required Chancery hand. On returning to Beale for a docket for his patent, Pepys had to pay a bribe of two gold pieces, and later to pay Beale a fee of 9 pounds.

Stephen Coote, _Samuel Pepys, A Life_

Bill  •  Link

Charles Beale painted in oil and water-colours: but a weakness in his eyes occasioned his quitting his profession, after he had followed it four or five years.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1775.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Charles Beale's incredibly talented wife, Mary, painted the portraits of quite a few members of the Royal Society. Fear of the plague drove them from London in 1664, and they lived and worked in Hampshire for many years after that.

She is one of three 17th century female artists featured in an exhibition in London right now. This article includes pictures of some of their work:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/a-studio-of-ones-…

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