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James Northcote, Argyll Place, to J. H. Burn

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

JU/2/136

Title

James Northcote, Argyll Place, to J. H. Burn

Date

22 Sep 1827

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Northcote is very sorry, but he is unable to give his correspondent any information about the writer of the life of Barry. As to the letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds, he never had but two from him in his life, and he never saw the handwriting of Angelica Kauffman. His correspondent seemed not to understand that painters never wrote letters if they could avoid it. Northcote had heard Cosway say that he never gave himself the trouble even to answer a letter.