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Black John of Tetcott, James Northcote (1746-1831) Featured Print

Black John of Tetcott, James Northcote (1746-1831)

Oil on canvas, English School. In 1784 Northcote painted the portrait of John Arscott (1718-1788) of Tetcott, Devon, and it is probable that he painted this portrait of Black John of Tetcott at same the time. Black John was under four foot in height and suffered from kyphosis, known at the time this portrait was painted as hunchback'. The descriptions of his life, spent in the service of John Arscott, record his success as a jester and his devotion to his master'. It was common for servants lives to be overlooked and trivialised by the households they worked for and for their histories to be re-written, ensuring that they had no voice of their own. For example, it was noted that "his role as jester included swallowing and retrieving strings of live mice and mumbling sparrows, removing their feathers with his teeth while the sparrow was in his mouth. He died of grief shortly after his master." There is no history of Black John's life (not even a record of his real name) that is not in relation to that of his master'. James Northcote was born in Plymouth, the son of a watchmaker and optician. He was apprenticed to his father's trade but showed a talent for art. In 1769 he left his father's work and set up as a portrait painter. He was admitted as a pupil into the studio and house of Sir Joshua Reynolds in London as a pupil and assistant between 1771 and 1776. He came to consider himself an authority on his master and in 1813, after Reynolds death, he published his posthumous Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds


Horsleys Green Camp – about 1948 Featured Print

Horsleys Green Camp – about 1948

Two men standing beside a pre-war Morris motor car at the entrance to the Camp
George Garland Collection
West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. N30598

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1940s, Antirrhinum, Clothes, Headlamp, Holiday, Mudguard, National, Ncc, Snapdragon, Vehicle, Windscreen

Flea circus Featured Print

Flea circus

Flea circus. Artwork of a human flea (Pulex irritans) wearing a dress. This painting decorates the trailer of Hans Mathes Flea Circus. The circus features trained fleas performing a range of tricks, including kicking balls, pulling miniature carriages and dancing in tiny costumes. The stunts rely on the natural strength and jumping ability of the fleas, which can move objects up to 20, 000 times their own body weight and jump 20 centimetres into the air. The circus plays to audiences inside a specially designed trailer for two weeks a year, at the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. The fleas are viewed through a magnifying glass