Galinthias deceives Eileithyia by announcing the birth of
James Northcote (1746 - 1831)
After Johann Heinrich Fuseli (1741 - 1825)
Height: 31.6 cm; Width: 41.5 cm;
Inscription, PRO PATRIA
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt Fund purchased from Matthews, Alister; purchase; 1977 (23 August)
About this work
This sheet was originally in an album of pencil and pen and ink drawings made by Northcote during his stay in Italy between 1777 and 1780. Northcote used his time in Italy to study and make drawings from Old Master paintings in Italian collections, as well as drawing at the French Academy; he claimed he 'painted nothing original ... except a few portraits of my particular friends'. He also made copies from drawings by his friend and fellow artist, Johann Heinrich Fuseli, of which this is an example. His aim was to store up compositional and other ideas which might be useful in his future work.
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