Saxon, James

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 22/06/2013 - 15:18

Saxon 6.1.1800 at O Fancourt's / 28.8.1806 at (Richard) Philips / 31.8.1806 dines at Philips, Hampsted
James Saxon DNB 1772-1819+ was certainly the later two of the above entries as he painted a portrait of Sir Richard Philips in 1806. He had exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1795 and 1796, was in St Petersburg by 1803, then according to one source in Edinburgh till 1805 when he returned to London. He had married Ann Bolton at Manchester Cathedral 12.6.1791 and had fathered four children by 1797. This leaves open whether he was in London in 1800 but he would have been a likely contact of Chandler and Northcote, artists who were also at Fancourt's that day