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James Northcote, Rome, to Samuel and Polly Northcote

RA Collection: Archive

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James Northcote, Rome, to Samuel and Polly Northcote


4 Feb 1778



Extent & medium

1 piece, 2 fragments

Content Description

He hopes Samuel will sell the heads of Berretti and Garrick for 20gns; he provides an account of his last few days including sightseeing in Frascati; he has seen the Cardinal Duke of York; he can now talk Italian "like a Spanish Cow"; he has met a young landscape painter called Cousins, also Mr. Hoare and Mr. Day with whom he went to see Cavaliere Mengs who had just finished a work and lives on a large pension from the King of Spain.