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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.
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,