The artist lived in London, apparently in some affluence, moving by 1668 from Southampton Street to Long Acre, near his cousin Cooper. One of three painters under consideration in 1670 to paint the series of Justices for the Guildhall, he lost the commission to John Michael Wright. The diarist George Vertue records that he 'dyd at his house in long Acre. comeing from the necessary house he dropt down dead in the Garden. being drest in a velvet suit to go to a Ld Mayors feast' ('Vertue Note Books, I', Walpole Society, XVIII, Oxford 1930, p.31). He was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields church.
Mary Edmond, 'Limners and Picturemakers', Walpole Society, XLVII, London 1980, pp.106-7, 111
Jane Turner (ed.), The Dictionary of Art, London and New York 1996, XIV, pp.268-9
Ellis Waterhouse, Painting in Britain 1530 to 1790, New Haven and London, 1994 edition, pp.100-1, 108, 342-3 (ch.6, n.11)