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The Last Supper ; after Leonardo da Vinci.

God the Father enthroned on clouds ; after Raphael.

Antiochus and Stratonice ; after P. da Cortona.

Jupiter and Leda ; after F. Boucher.

The Graces bathing ; after the same.

Charity ; after VandycTc.

Four plates representing the Muses, Urania, Thalia,

Erato, and Olio ; after Cipriani.
King John signing Magna Charta ; after Mortimer : this

plate was left unfinished, and completed by Bartolozzi

for the benefit of Ryland's widow.
Fourteen plates engraved for the edition of Walton's

Angler published by Sir John Hawkins iu 1760.


The following are all after Angelica Kauffmann :

Patience; oval.

Perseverance; oval.

Maria, from Sterne's Sentimental Journey.

Telemachus recognized at the court of Sparta.

Achilles lamenting the Death of Patroclus.

Penelope awakened by Euryclea.

Eleanor sucking the Poison from the "Wound of Edward.

Lady Elizabeth Grey before Edward IV.

The Judgment of Paris.

Venus on her Car.

The Flight of Paris and Helen.

Veuus presenting Helen to Paris.

Juno borrowing the Cestus of Venus.

A Sacrifice to Pan.

Cupid bound, with Nymphs breaking his Bow.

Cupid asleep, with Nymphs awakening him.

Cymon and Iphigenia.

The Interview between Edgar and Elfrida after her
marriage with Athelwold. This plate was left im-
perfect, and was finished by Sharp for the benefit of
Ryland's widow.

RYLEY, CHARLES REUBEN, an English historical
painter, born in London in 1752, was the son of a
private in the Life Guards. For some time he
worked with the graver, and obtained a prize at
the Society of Arts in 1767. Aiming at higher
things, he studied under J. H. Mortimer. In 1778
he obtained the gold medal of the Academy, where
he began to exhibit in 1780. He lapsed into dis-
sipated habits, and his works failed to fulfil their
early promise. He was employed by the Duke of
Richmond in the decoration of Goodwood House.
He also taught drawing, and illustrated books. He
died in London in 1798.


RYNE, JOHN VAN, a Dutch engraver, was born in
Holland in 1712. He came to London, where he
resided about the year 1750. He engraved a
variety of views in England, the East Indies, &c.
He died in 1760.

RYNVICSH, C., a landscape painter, practising
in Holland about 1640, in the style of Velvet

born at Antwerp in 1655, was a scholar of Francois
Millet, whom he accompanied to Paris. Following
the example of his instructor, he set himself to
the study of the landscapes of G. Poussin. Hie
pictures were much admired in France, and en-
deavours were made to detain him in Paris ; but
attachment to his country prevailed, and he returned
to Antwerp, where he was made director of the
Academy in 1713. The landscapes of Rysbrack
are distinguished by a grandeur, which, _ though
founded on Caspar Poussin, has sufficient originality
to raise him above the rank of a mere plagiarist.
Rysbrack etched six landscapes. At the bottom
of each, on the left, is inscribed P. Rysbrack, pinx.
fecit et excudit. They are named from the figures
in them : ' Diana at the Bath,' ' The Woman in a
Veil," ' The Fishermen,' ' Sun-rise,' ' Conversation
on the Road,' ' The Woman with the naked back.'
Rysbrack died at Brussels in 1729.

RYSBRACK, PIETER ANDRIES, the younger, son
of the last named, practised in Flanders early in
the 18th century. He was a member of the Guild
of St. Luke at Antwerp in 1709.

engraver, a member of the Guild of St. Luke at
Antwerp in 1642. He settled at Hoogstraeten,
and died there in 1704.

RYSEN, WARNARD, (or WERNER,) VAN, painter,
born at Bommel about the year 1600, was a scholar


of Cornelius Poelemburg. He resided some time
in Italy, and on his return to Holland painted land-
scapes, with historical figures, in the style of his
instructor, which were held in consideration. He
is said to have abandoned painting, to become a
dealer in diamonds.

RYSZ, PIETER, portrait painter, practised at the
Hague in the second half of the 17th century, and
finally settled in England, where he died. He was
a pupil of J. de Baan.

RYTHER, AUGUSTINE, an English engraver and
printseller, who flourished in London in 1590. He
engraved some plates of the Spanish Invasion ; a
curious map of Yorkshire, with views of York and
Hull in the corners ; and large plans of London
and Westminster on wood ; of Cambridge and of

Oxford on metal, dated 1578. The well-known
plates of the Spanish fleets, with some plans of forti-
fications and batteries on the river Thames for the
protection of London, are now looked upon as
having been executed by him. The map of York-
shire was one of a complete series of the counties,
engraved under the superintendence of Christopher
Saxton, (who lived at Bingley, near Leeds, between
1573 and 1579,) and published at London in a folio
volume in the latter year. Though the greater
number were the work of Flemish engravers,
eight at least were by two Englishmen, one of
whom was Ryther. The name " Augustinus Ryther,
Anglus,'' occurs on the maps of Westmoreland,
Cumberland, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire.





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