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Commonplace book containing conversations with James Northcote

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

WA/5

Title

Commonplace book containing conversations with James Northcote

Date

1813-1821

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 volume, 34pp.

Previous reference codes

643.E

Content Description

Fair copy of Ward's notes of conversations with Northcote on artistic matters of all kinds, mentioning many of the most notable artists of the period since Reynolds. Among others they touch on Gainsborough, Haydon, Opie, Hoppner, Harlow, Wilkie and Maria Cosway. The conversation centres of artistic matters almost to the exclusion of other types of anecdote.

Physical Characteristics

Rebound at some point late in the 19th century.