George Romney

1734-1802 George Romney Galleries By 1757 he was becoming well-known as a portraitist. He fell ill during his apprenticeship and was nursed back to health by Mary Abbott, daughter of his landlady. In 1762, by which time he was married with two children, he went to London, and saw early success with a painting, The Death of General Wolfe which won a prize from the Royal Society of Arts. Romney soon had a thriving portrait business in Long Acre. Despite his great success George Romney was never invited to join the Royal Academy nor did he ever apply to join. While there has been much speculation about his relationship with the Academy there is no doubt that he normally remained aloof maintaining that a good artist should succeed without being a member. His own career certainly supported this belief and it was only towards the end of his life that he expressed the slightest regret for his views Portrait of Miss Juliana Willoughby, 1781-83 (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) Emma Hamilton as a bacchante by George Romney, 1785In 1773 he travelled to Italy with fellow artist Ozias Humphrey to study art in Rome and Parma, returning to London in 1775 to resume business, this time in Cavendish Square (in a house formerly owned by noted portraitist Francis Cotes). In 1782 he met Emma Hamilton (then called Emma Hart) who became his muse. He painted over 60 portraits of her in various poses, sometimes playing the part of historical or mythological figures. He also painted many other contemporaries, including fellow artist Mary Moser. After an absence of almost forty years, he returned to his family in Kendal in the summer of 1799. He was greeted by his loyal, devoted and unquestioning wife. George Romney is a kinsman of Mitt Romney, U.S politician.

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George Romney Portrait of Anne Montgomery wife of 1st Marquess Townshend oil painting


Portrait of Anne Montgomery wife of 1st Marquess Townshend
Painting ID::  78344
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Portrait of Anne Montgomery wife of 1st Marquess Townshend
Introduction: 1802(1802) Oil on canvas cjr
   
   
     

George Romney Elizabeth Harriet Warren (Viscountess Bulkeley) as Hebe oil painting


Elizabeth Harriet Warren (Viscountess Bulkeley) as Hebe
Painting ID::  78359
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Elizabeth Harriet Warren (Viscountess Bulkeley) as Hebe
Introduction: ca. 1776 cjr
   
   
     

George Romney Portrait of John Forbes oil painting


Portrait of John Forbes
Painting ID::  78874
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Portrait of John Forbes
Introduction: 1778(1778) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in) cyf
   
   
     

George Romney Portrait of Miss Willoughby oil painting


Portrait of Miss Willoughby
Painting ID::  78920
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Portrait of Miss Willoughby
Introduction: Oil on canvas Dimensions 229 x 178 cm (90.2 x 70.1 in) cyf
   
   
     

George Romney Andrew Reid oil painting


Andrew Reid
Painting ID::  79214
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Andrew Reid
Introduction: 1780 - 1788 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 233.4 x 144.2 cm (91.9 x 56.8 in) cyf
   
   
     

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     1734-1802 George Romney Galleries By 1757 he was becoming well-known as a portraitist. He fell ill during his apprenticeship and was nursed back to health by Mary Abbott, daughter of his landlady. In 1762, by which time he was married with two children, he went to London, and saw early success with a painting, The Death of General Wolfe which won a prize from the Royal Society of Arts. Romney soon had a thriving portrait business in Long Acre. Despite his great success George Romney was never invited to join the Royal Academy nor did he ever apply to join. While there has been much speculation about his relationship with the Academy there is no doubt that he normally remained aloof maintaining that a good artist should succeed without being a member. His own career certainly supported this belief and it was only towards the end of his life that he expressed the slightest regret for his views Portrait of Miss Juliana Willoughby, 1781-83 (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) Emma Hamilton as a bacchante by George Romney, 1785In 1773 he travelled to Italy with fellow artist Ozias Humphrey to study art in Rome and Parma, returning to London in 1775 to resume business, this time in Cavendish Square (in a house formerly owned by noted portraitist Francis Cotes). In 1782 he met Emma Hamilton (then called Emma Hart) who became his muse. He painted over 60 portraits of her in various poses, sometimes playing the part of historical or mythological figures. He also painted many other contemporaries, including fellow artist Mary Moser. After an absence of almost forty years, he returned to his family in Kendal in the summer of 1799. He was greeted by his loyal, devoted and unquestioning wife. George Romney is a kinsman of Mitt Romney, U.S politician.