The Honourable Miss Fox

With her fashionable outfit and direct gaze, set against a stylised background, the sitter captures our attention. The woman is a member of the Fox-Strangways family who were Earls of Ilchester, but her precise identity is unknown.

Northcote, born in Plymouth, was originally trained as a watchmaker by his father, but went on to become a portrait painter and an assistant to Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
274/1982
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
The Honourable Miss Fox
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
J S Northcote 1810 pinxt Hon,ble Miss Fox; Honble Miss Fox painted by Northcote
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Plymouth
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1810
Production Person Initials
James
Production Person Surname
Northcote
Production Year Low

Production Year High


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The Honourable Miss Fox