Ira Frederick Aldridge

1 portrait on display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery

Ira Frederick Aldridge, after James Northcote, circa 1826 - NPG L251 - Private Collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Private Collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Ira Frederick Aldridge

after James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1826
30 in. x 24 7/8 in. (763 mm x 632 mm)
Lent by a private collection, 2012
Primary Collection
NPG L251


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  • James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist associated with 103 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 portraits.

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This image is a copy of James Northcote's portrait of Aldridge, which was bought by Manchester Art Gallery shortly after Aldridge's performance as Othello in his West End debut in 1833. It is thought to represent Aldridge in that role.