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Wim van der Meij  •  Link

According to Warrington, He is Michael Wright, a native of Scotland and portrait painter of some note, settled in London.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

John Evelyn's Diary – he and Mary Browne Evelyn live at Sayes Court, Deptford.



3 October, 1662.
I was invited to the College of Physicians, where Dr. Meret, a learned man and library-keeper, showed me the library, theater for anatomy, and divers natural curiosities; the statue and epigram under it of that renowned physician, Dr. Harvey, discoverer of the circulation of the blood.

There I saw Dr. Gilbert, Sir William Paddy's and other pictures of men famous in their faculty.

Visited Mr. Wright, a Scotchman, who had lived long at Rome, and was esteemed a good painter. The pictures of the Judges at Guildhall are of his hand, and so are some pieces in Whitehall, as the roof in his Majesty's old bedchamber, being Astraea, the St. Catherine, and a chimneypiece in the Queen's privy chamber; but his best, in my opinion, is Lacy, the famous Roscius or comedian, whom he has painted in 3 dresses, as a gallant, a Presbyterian minister, and a Scotch highlander in his plaid. It is in his Majesty's dining room at Windsor.

He had at his house an excellent collection, especially that small piece of Correggio, Scotus of de la Marca, a design of Paulo; and, above all, those ruins of Polydore, with some good agates and medals, especially a Scipio, and a Caesar's head of gold.


Dr. Christopher Merrett FRS (1614 - 1695) = https://www.pepysdiary.com/encycl…

Dr. William Harvey (1578-1657) = http://www.she-philosopher.com/ib…

Dr. Gilbert, Sir William Paddy's = NOMINATIONS ANYONE?

John Lacy, the actor playwrite = https://www.pepysdiary.com/encycl…

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