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Copy of letter from [James Northcote] to Sir William Knighton

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/SEC/1/79

Title

Copy of letter from [James Northcote] to Sir William Knighton

Date

1929

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 1p.

Previous reference codes

SB 66

Content Description

Northcote has painted an equestrian portrait of King George IV; his admiration of the King; numerous persons associated with the court have assured him that no such likeness has been produced before; Chantrey had told him he had improved upon his bust of the King, which had been of infinite service to him; Northcote thinks it one of his best pictures; he did not wish Knighton to know that he was painting the portrait, less it intrude on his time. The letter is written on the back of a list of the Academicians as they served on Council, and is endorsed "Written by Mr N. in pencil but inked by E. S. R."