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)