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James Northcote, Rome, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 49 of 61 in this group

Reference code

NOR/49

Title

James Northcote, Rome, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

Date

13 Feb 1779

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Severe weather in Rome; he has had a touch of fever; it is carnival time in Rome; discusses the difficulties of getting his pictures back to England, with particular reference to customs; he has dined with Lady and Miss Knight; has moved lodgings to room where the Queen of Sweden has lived, near the Villa Medici, it is where Sir Joshua lived, it was built by Frederick Lu[cero?], next door to the house of Salvator Rosa, nearly opposite that of Nicolas Poussin.