Self-Portrait as a Falconer

James Northcote was born in Plymouth and trained in the studio of Joshua Reynolds, a fellow Devonian. He was a prolific portraitist and self-portraitist but built his reputation principally as a history painter. Amongst his friends were the romantic novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. His enthusiasm for falconry was therefore entirely in tune with his artistic interests.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
83/1947
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Self-Portrait as a Falconer
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
the Countess of Sheringham; H220 18
Period Classification
George IV (1820-1830)
Production Town
London
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1823
Production Person Initials
James
Production Person Surname
Northcote
Production Year Low
1823
Production Year High
1823

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Self-Portrait as a Falconer