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inconsiderable. Naturally industrious, and painting with wonderful facility, he produced such a multitude of pictures, that his income nearly equalled that of his master. His success in this respect was not a little promoted by the pleasantry and amiability of his disposition, which prolonged his life to an advanced period. He died at the age of 84, in the year 1675.

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This composition represents a domestic scene, which the artist embraces an opportunity of painting after nature. Two children in their amusements had just stifled a bird: they appear sensible of their inhumanity, and have made a confession of it to their mother. The parent, after a reprimand, forgives the crime.

This picture was exhibited in 1798, and has been engraved in mezzotinto by R. U. Massard,

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