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James Northcote

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James Northcote, by George Henry Harlow, circa 1817 - NPG 969 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Northcote

by George Henry Harlow
oil on panel, circa 1817
20 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. (521 mm x 400 mm)
Given by John Carrick Moore, 1894
Primary Collection
NPG 969


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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.

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  • George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 80 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Princess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning. Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground. Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.

Art and science

John Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career. John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.

International

Journalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes. James Monroe is elected President of the United States.

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