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 Mr. Morley oil painting


Portrait of Mr. Morley
Painting ID::  79522
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Portrait of Mr. Morley
Introduction: Painted prior to 1802 Oil cjr
   
   
     

George Romney Portrait of John Forbes oil painting


Portrait of John Forbes
Painting ID::  79558
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 Catherine Clemens oil painting


Catherine Clemens
Painting ID::  79819
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Catherine Clemens
Introduction: Catherine Clemens Date 1788(1788) cjr
   
   
     

George Romney Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle oil painting


Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle
Painting ID::  80431
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle
Introduction: Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle by George Romney. Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 62.5 cm cjr
   
   
     

George Romney Portrait of Dorothy Cavendish oil painting


Portrait of Dorothy Cavendish
Painting ID::  80679
Artist: George Romney
Painting: Portrait of Dorothy Cavendish
Introduction: Date 18th century Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 75 x 62 cm (29.5 x 24.4 in) cjr
   
   
     

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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.