James Neagle (1760?–1822) - Folio Physiognomic Study - Melancholy
33.8 x 27 cm
Neagle went to the Royal Academy art schools in 1786. He had many commissions from the publishing firm of Cadell & Davies. In 1801, in a civil action brought by Jean Marie Delattre the engraver against John Singleton Copley, over a plate, Neagle was a witness for the plaintiff. Towards the end of his life (after 1816) he emigrated to America.