James Northcote (nôrth´kət), 1746–1831, English historical and portrait painter. He worked as assistant to Reynolds and studied at the Royal Academy. From 1777 to 1780 he studied in Italy and on his return painted a series of pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, including the well-known Murder of the Princes in the Tower (1791; now destroyed). Northcote was the author of biographies of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1813) and of Titian (1830).
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