GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |NOR James Northcote, RA, letters to his brother 1771-1780
| ||>NOR/54 J.N., Bologna, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England 18 Oct 1779|
|Title||J.N., Bologna, to Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England|
|Date||18 Oct 1779|
|Extent & Medium||1 piece|
|Content Description||He has just arrived in Bologna; he answers Samuel's query regarding Humphry's to the Elford's, but won't give his opinion in case it reaches the ears of Humphry and he might require Humphry's support once back in London; he thinks Humphry will not reach the first rank of painters, he gives a poor assessment of the works by Humphry he has seen; he goes over his projected route home and hopes his money will last; he describes a visit to the convent where the body of St. Catherine of Bologna is kept and otehr buildings oand pictures; looks back on Florence as the happiest time of his life.|