George Romney, ‘Portrait of John Kenwich, Jr.’, 1779, Robert Funk Fine Art
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George Romney

Portrait of John Kenwich, Jr., 1779

Oil on canvas
30 × 25 1/4 in
76.2 × 64.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$39,000
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Robert Funk Fine Art
Miami

Christie's New York. 30 September 2005, Lot 92/Sale 1556
Gallery and Museum tags on verso

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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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Robert Funk Fine Art
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Christie's New York. 30 September 2005, Lot 92/Sale 1556
Gallery and Museum tags on verso

Medium
Painting
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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

Portrait of John Kenwich, Jr., 1779

Oil on canvas
30 × 25 1/4 in
76.2 × 64.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$39,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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