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James Northcote, London, to [Samuel Northcote]

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

NOR/5

Title

James Northcote, London, to [Samuel Northcote]

Date

21 Sep 1771

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He prays Samuel will keep the anecdotes of Sir Joshua to himself; he has dined with Dr. Johnson, Mr. Bereti and the great poet Baette, he describes his introduction to Dr. Goldsmith; Hooper is angry that he will colour no more birds and will not sell him a print for under 5 shillings, anyway he thinks them not as good as Edwards's; Miss Reynolds has said Sir Joshua was not placed with Hudson until he was eighteen, she thinks that had he continued his surgeon's training he would have been successful; recounts Miss Reynolds's description of Paris; nearly all painters in London paint on Sunday, he himself goes to church; he describes Sir Joshua's other pupils Clark and Gill; he disagrees with using campher for painting; he has dined with Myers and Mrs. Williams, who lives with Dr. Johnson; he states he has often sat as model to Sir Joshua "for my hands".