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James Northcote, History Painting, and the Fables

by Mark Ledbury
Format
Book
Published
New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780300208139, 0300208138
Summary
The artistic accomplishments of James Northcote (1746-1831) have tended to be overshadowed by his role as a biographer of Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy of Arts, with whom Northcote apprenticed. Here, Mark Ledbury constructs a very different image of Northcote: that of a prolific member of the Royal Academy and an active participant in the cultural and political circles of the Romantic era, as well as a portrait and history painter in his own right. This book focuses on Northcote's 'One Hundred Fables' (1828), a masterpiece of wood engraving, and the unconventional, collaged manuscripts for the volume. An underappreciated and courageously eccentric masterpiece, the Fables, extensively published here for the first time, were an early experiment in what is now a familiar multimedia practice. Idiosyncratic, personal and visionary, One Hundred Fables serves as a lens through which to examine Northcote's long, complex and fruitful artistic career.0Exhibition: Yale Center for British Art (2.10.-14.12.2014).
Contents
  • Introduction : The Painter Who Pleased Nobody
  • Family Portraits
  • Ambition and Friendship : Northcote on the Continent, 1777-1780
  • 'The Efforts of Pining Genius' : Northcote the History Painter, 1784-1793
  • Diligence, Dissipation, Dissent, Disaster : 1795-1806
  • Northcote's Patrons in the New Century
  • Slighted Beauty and Disappointed Genius : Northcote the Writer
  • 'A Skillful Artist in Combinations' : Northcote and 'The Fables,' 1817-1833
  • The Fables Manuscripts and Collages.
Description
ix, 246 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Notes
  • "This publication accompanies the exhibition Picture Talking: James Northcote and the Fables, organized by the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, and on view from October 2 to December 14, 2014."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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