Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Mender of Pictures 1662–?1685
Surveyor of the Pictures 1676–1837
This officer was appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. The earlier designations 'Purveyor and Keeper' and later 'Repairer' were only gradually superseded by that of 'Surveyor' of the pictures. (fn. 1) The salary, originally £100, had been raised to £200 by 1694. (fn. 2)
|1676||15 Dec.||Uylenburgh, G.|
|1679||29 Apr.||Walton, P.|
|1701||1 Mar.||Walton, P.|
|1745||24 June||Slaughter, S.|
|1765||21 May||Knapton, G.|
|1820||10 Mar.||Seguier, W.|
Keeper of the Pictures, Drawings, Rarities and Antiquities 1691–?
Principal Painter 1660–1837
Appointments to this office were, as a general rule, made by lord chamberlain's warrant. In 1660 Lely was appointed 'Limner and Picture Drawer', being succeeded in 1681 by Riley as 'Painter and Picture Drawer'. (fn. 3) In 1684 Verrio, appointed exceptionally by royal warrant, was designated 'Chief First Painter'. (fn. 4) From 1689 'Principal Painter' was the recognized description of the office. (fn. 5) The salary, originally £200, was reduced to £50 in 1782. (fn. 6) In addition, this officer received a gold chain and medal. (fn. 7)
Painter in Extraordinary 1664–?
Picture Drawer in Ordinary [?w/o fee] 1673–?
Picture Drawer in Miniature 1676–
Limner in Ordinary w/fee 1678-
Picture Maker ?1660–1685
The picture maker was appointed by the lord chamberlain and made £200 per annum under Charles II. (fn. 8)