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James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Artist associated with 103 portraits
The history and portrait painter James Northcote was largely self-taught before he joined Sir Joshua Reynolds's studio as a pupil and assistant between 1771 and 1776. He came to consider himself an authority on his master and in 1813, after Reynolds' death, he published his posthumous Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Northcote also advised his patron Sir John Fleming Leicester on the formation of his gallery of contemporary British art and painted grandiose scenes from Shakespeare for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.

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James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1784
NPG 3253

969

James Northcote

by George Henry Harlow
oil on panel, circa 1817
NPG 969

4206

James Northcote

by George Shepheard
pencil, circa 1820
NPG 4206

2515(5)

James Northcote

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(5)

2938

Unknown man, formerly known as James Northcote

attributed to Sir David Wilkie
oil on canvas laid on panel, circa 1825
NPG 2938

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James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1827
NPG 147

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James Northcote

by James Northcote
pencil, 1829
NPG 3026

D3733

James Northcote

by Henry Kingsbury, after Prince Hoare
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D3733

D3732

James Northcote

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Prince Hoare
mezzotint, published 1796
NPG D3732

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D12133

James Northcote

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 July 1809 (2 March 1793)
NPG D12133

D18766

James Northcote

by J. de Claussin, published by Abraham Wivell, after Prince Hoare
etching, published 1814
NPG D18766

D5370

James Northcote

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1815
NPG D5370

D18762

James Northcote

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1824 (circa 1817)
NPG D18762

D18923

James Northcote

by Henry Kingsbury, after Prince Hoare
hand-coloured mezzotint, circa 1775-1798
NPG D18923

D38782

James Northcote

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D38782

D38779

James Northcote

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by John Jeffryes, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1 June 1802
NPG D38779

D38783

James Northcote

by and published by George Dawe, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1 March 1803
NPG D38783

D14710

James Northcote

by Henry Meyer, published by Henry Colburn, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 24 June 1813
NPG D14710