From the Alexander Murray 1871 reprint of the edition of 1786
Poisoning the Minds of Posterity
little reason: rudimentary: homely: shallow: imitation
flourished from 1727 to c 1745; d 1749. Reign of George II.
The earliest known oil painting by Woodcock is said to be dated 1715.
His prolific copies of van de Velde have most often been attributed to Monamy.
Samuel Scott frequently introduced riverside water into his many paintings of buildings.
He was a "painter of the town".
Walpole's opinion of Hogarth as a painter
Hogarth was neither the son of a "low" tradesman, nor apprenticed to a "mean" engraver.
Oh, the slender merit of Hogarth as a painter !