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George Romney

Lady Hamilton, 1791

Oil on canvas
62 3/5 × 52 2/5 in
159.1 × 133.1 cm
Location
Austin
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
George Romney
British, December 26, 1734
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George Romney was a leading British portrait painter who became popular for his ability to create flattering images of his subjects regardless of personality. He began his career as a pupil of the portrait and genre painter Christopher Steele, and then toured northern England painting portraits. Romney greatly admired the work of Nicolas Le Sueur, whose use of antique motifs appealed to him, and late in his career studied the works of Raphael, Titian, and Correggio. Romney had a talent for painting complex portraits with multiple figures, which would often require over a dozen sessions with his sitters. His favorite subjects were children and women, who were typically depicted in white gowns and without jewelry. Interestingly, he was considered to be less adept at painting men.

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About the work
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
George Romney
British, December 26, 1734
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George Romney was a leading British portrait painter who became popular for his ability to create flattering images of his subjects regardless of personality. He began his career as a pupil of the portrait and genre painter Christopher Steele, and then toured northern England painting portraits. Romney greatly admired the work of Nicolas Le Sueur, whose use of antique motifs appealed to him, and late in his career studied the works of Raphael, Titian, and Correggio. Romney had a talent for painting complex portraits with multiple figures, which would often require over a dozen sessions with his sitters. His favorite subjects were children and women, who were typically depicted in white gowns and without jewelry. Interestingly, he was considered to be less adept at painting men.

George Romney

Lady Hamilton, 1791

Oil on canvas
62 3/5 × 52 2/5 in
159.1 × 133.1 cm
Location
Austin
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