Van der Eyden, Jeremiah (DNB00)

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VAN DER EYDEN, JEREMIAH (d. 1695), portrait-painter, a native of Brussels, came to England and was employed by Sir Peter Lely to paint the draperies in some of his portraits. On his marriage he settled in Northamptonshire, where he obtained much employment as a portrait-painter, especially from the Earls of Rutland and Gainsborough. He was also patronised by Lord Sherard of Stapleford, Leicestershire, at whose house he died in September 1695. The parish register for that year contains the entry ‘Mr. Jeremiah Vandroyden was buried Sept. ye 17.’ Walpole gives the name as ‘John.’

[Walpole's Anecdotes, ed. Wornum, ii. 455; parish register of Stapleford, Leicestershire.]

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