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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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Henry Fuseli, by James Northcote - NPG 5469

Henry Fuseli

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, feigned incomplete oval, 1778
NPG 5469

James Northcote, by James Northcote - NPG 3253

James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1784
NPG 3253

Jonas Hanway, by James Northcote - NPG 4301

Jonas Hanway

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1785
NPG 4301

Richard Graves, by James Northcote - NPG 5281

Richard Graves

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1799
NPG 5281

William Godwin, by James Northcote - NPG 1236

William Godwin

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1802
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1236

Edward Jenner, by James Northcote - NPG 62

Edward Jenner

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1803
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 62

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, by James Northcote - NPG 978

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1812-1813
NPG 978

Edmund Kean, by James Northcote - NPG 6088

Edmund Kean

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1819
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6088

Ira Frederick Aldridge, after James Northcote - NPG L251

Ira Frederick Aldridge

after James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1826
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L251

James Northcote, by James Northcote - NPG 147

James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1827
NPG 147

James Northcote, by James Northcote - NPG 3026

James Northcote

by James Northcote
pencil, 1829
NPG 3026

James Ferguson, by Francis Haward, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  James Northcote - NPG D18921

James Ferguson

by Francis Haward, published by Walter Shropshire, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 20 March 1776
NPG D18921

'The loss of the Halsewell East Indiaman', by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson, after  James Northcote - NPG D13063

'The loss of the Halsewell East Indiaman'

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson, after James Northcote
line engraving, etching and stipple, published 4 June 1787
NPG D13063

The Revolution, 1688 (King William III; Queen Mary II), by James Parker, published by  John Harris, after  James Northcote - NPG D32811

The Revolution, 1688 (King William III; Queen Mary II)

by James Parker, published by John Harris, after James Northcote
line engraving, published 1790
NPG D32811

John Macbride, by and published by James Fittler, after  James Northcote - NPG D38064

John Macbride

by and published by James Fittler, after James Northcote
line engraving, published March 1792
NPG D38064

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, by Franz Gabriel Fiesinger, after  James Northcote - NPG D20406

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by Franz Gabriel Fiesinger, after James Northcote
stipple and line engraving, published 8 October 1793
NPG D20406

Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  James Northcote - NPG D34805

Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, after 1794
NPG D34805

John Pollexfen Bastard; Edmund Bastard, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  James Northcote - NPG D21481

John Pollexfen Bastard; Edmund Bastard

by Samuel William Reynolds, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1795
NPG D21481

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