George Romney

George Romney

George Romney (1734-1802) was a well-known British portraitist who was known for his ability to make charming portraits of his high-profile subjects.

George Romney Summary:

  • His muse, Emma Hamilton, was the mistress of Lord Nelson.
  • He trained under portraitist and genre painter Christopher Steele.
  • He was fascinated by the works of Nicholas Le Sueur, Raphael, Titian, and Correggio.
  • Romney had the skill to paint multiple sitters at once.
  • He loved to paint women and children and usually depicted them without jewelry and wearing white gowns.

George Romney Famous Paintings:

  • Ann Verelst (1772)
  • Charlotte Bettesworth (c.1755–1841), Mrs. John Sargent (1778)
  • Admiral John Forbes (1714-1796) (1778)
  • Adam Walker and his Family (1801)
  • Portrait of Lady Catherine Price (1774)
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Lindow (1772)

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