- Extended Catalogue Entry
by James Northcote
oil on linen, 1822
49 7/8 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1267 mm x 1010 mm)
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1988
Sitterback to top
- John Ruskin (1819-1900), Writer, artist and social reformer. Sitter associated with 80 portraits.
Artistback to top
- James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist associated with 103 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG x12197: View of James Northcote's painting of John Ruskin in John Ruskin's home (includes the portrait)
Linked publicationsback to top
- The British Portrait, 1660-1960, 1991, p. 249 number 238
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 538
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (artist's studio, Argyll Street, London)
Events of 1822back to top
Current affairsLord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.
Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.
Art and scienceJohn Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.
The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.
The Sunday Times is founded.
InternationalDavid Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.
First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.
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