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February 18, 1860 – August 22, 1920.
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Here are all the paintings of ROMNEY, George 01

ID Painting  Oil Pantings, Sorted from A to Z     Painting Description
8954 Lady in a Brown Robe s ROMNEY, George Lady in a Brown Robe s c. 1785 Oil on canvas, 65 x 65 cm Tate Gallery, London
64725 Miss Constable ROMNEY, George Miss Constable 1787 Oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Artist:ROMNEY, George Title: Miss Constable, 1751-1800, English , painting , portrait
8953 Miss Constable dg ROMNEY, George Miss Constable dg 1787 Oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
44576 Recollections ROMNEY, George Recollections mk173 ca.1785-90
44579 Sidonian Recollections ROMNEY, George Sidonian Recollections mk173 ca.1785-1802
8955 The Leigh Family  d ROMNEY, George The Leigh Family d c. 1768 Oil on canvas, 185,8 x 202 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
21941 The Leigh Family (mk08) ROMNEY, George The Leigh Family (mk08) c.1767-1769 Oil on canvas 180x197.5cm Melbourne,National Gallery of Victoria

ROMNEY, George
English Painter, 1734-1802 The son of a cabinetmaker, George Romney was born in Dalton, Lancashire. He was apprenticed in 1755 to Christopher Steele, a provincial portrait painter, but was largely self-taught. Romney's ambition was to become a history painter. In 1762 he moved to London, where he studied the Duke of Richmond's collection of casts of antique sculpture and established himself as a portraitist. He went to Italy in 1773, and after his return in 1775 he became the favorite painter of high society. Morbidly sensitive and retiring, Romney kept aloof from the social world of his sitters and from the Royal Academy. By 1782 he was under the spell of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton and the mistress of Nelson, who sat for him as Circe, a Bacchante, Cassandra, the Pythian Priestess, Joan of Arc, St. Cecilia, Mary Magdalene, and other impersonations he suggested. In the 1780s he executed a number of Eton leaving portraits, which established him as the supreme interpreter of aristocratic adolescence in his age. For much of his life in London, Romney was under the wing of the poet William Hayley, who encouraged him in the choice of subjects from Milton and Shakespeare as well as the Bible and Greek tragedy. Romney's history paintings are today chiefly known from engravings, like the dramatic Tempest (1787-1790) commissioned for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. A large number of drawings for these projects survive. Romney had married early in life an uneducated woman whom he did not bring to London but to whom he returned when his health finally gave way. Ill health and the facility with which he converted his early realistic style into a fashionable sketchlike formula for idealizing his sitters probably account for an unevenness of execution that has partially justified his critics. Unlike Joshua Reynolds, Romney did not enter into the character of his sitters, unless they possessed nervous traits like his own, for example, the moving portrait William Cowper. But he was psychologically involved with the generalized charms of youth, beauty, and breeding that he admired in his aristocratic sitters, and by combining a neoclassic purity of line with free but masterly brushwork he achieved a number of incomparable images which transcend the realism of portraiture.
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