4 of 23 portraits of James Northcote
by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
15 1/4 in. x 11 1/8 in. (387 mm x 282 mm)
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
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Sitterback to top
- James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sitter associated with 23 portraits, Artist associated with 103 portraits.
Artistback to top
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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