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Three Officers of the 12th Light Dragoons introduced at the Vatican Palace to Pope Pius VI

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Holy See
    City: Vatican City
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

    The Government Art Collection recognises its responsibility to artists, colleagues and all our audiences to represent the diversity of the UK and to embed anti-racist and equitable practices throughout our work. We are taking action to address inequality in the Collection and its interpretation.

  • About the artist
    James Northcote was born in Plymouth and moved to London in 1771. There he entered the Royal Academy Schools and worked as an assistant to Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal Academy. He travelled to Italy in 1777 and was elected to artists’ academies in Florence, Rome and Cortona. After returning to England in 1780 he established a practice as a portrait painter and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1781. Northcote was elected an Associate of the RA in 1786 and a full Academician the following year.
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    People
    Browne-Clayton, RobertHead, Captain MichaelButler, Lieutenant the Hon. PiercePope Pius VI, Giovanni Angelico Braschi)
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Three Officers of the 12th Light Dragoons introduced at the Vatican Palace to Pope Pius VI
    Date
    published March 1813
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi, June 1952
    GAC number
    1709