James Northcote, [Venice], to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England
24 Jan 1780
Extent & medium
He will go from Dover to London, unless Samuel thinks he should visit Plymouth first; his studies and prints must remain in Rome because of the effect the war is having on shipping; he describes travels with Hoare
and events since leaving Parma and his impressions of Venice; they have just returned from an elegant dinner given by "young Mr. Bartolozzi", son of the engraver
; he is very happy at the great name Sir Joshua
is getting and looks forward to seeing him and his pictures.