(bapt. London, 17 Dec. 1691; d after 1754). English portrait painter who had a considerable practice in London in the 1730s and 1740s (he took over Kneller's studio in 1731). He is a minor figure, but his best work has a lively Rococo charm and he is notable as one of the first English artists to paint conversation pieces (The Price Family, c.1728, Met. Mus., New York).
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.