|Artist||Thomas Gaugain after James Northcote|
|Published||Publish'd June 1786, by T, Gaugain, No 4, Little Compton Street, Soho, London|
|Dimensions||Image 370 x 310 mm, Plate 420 x 340 mm, Sheet 518 x 400 mm|
Thomas Gaugain (1756 - c.1810) was a copyist and engraver. Born in Abbeville, France in 1756 he came to London at a young age spending his whole career in England. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1771 exhibiting there from 1778-82.
James Northcote (1746-1831) was a history and portrait painter, Northcote was also assistant to Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771-5, and later his biographer. He was known for his dignified portraits in the Reynolds tradition, but also produced grandiose history paintings, many for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.
Lennox- Boyd ii/iiii
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
Condition: Tipped to album page. Very light foxing to margins and plate.