Northcote, James (1746-1831). English. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1784. Sir Ralph Milbanke Noel (1747-1825); politician; M.P. for County Durham; supported abolition of slavery; father of Anne Isabella Milbanke, wife of the poet Lord Byron; married Judith Noel and added her name; Provenance: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA.