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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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5469

Henry Fuseli

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

3253

James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1784
NPG 3253

4301

Jonas Hanway

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1785
NPG 4301

5281

Richard Graves

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1799
NPG 5281

1236

William Godwin

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

62

Edward Jenner

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

978

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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

6088

Edmund Kean

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

L251

Ira Frederick Aldridge

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

147

James Northcote

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1827
NPG 147

3026

James Northcote

by James Northcote
pencil, 1829
NPG 3026

D18921

James Ferguson

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

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

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

D38064

John Macbride

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

D20406

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

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

D34805

Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves

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

D21481

John Pollexfen Bastard; Edmund Bastard

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