George Romney (Romney, George)( English painter.)
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Biography George Romney (Romney, George)
Born December 15, 1734 in Dalton-in-Furness (Lancashire). After two years of training in a traveling portrait painter working in Lancaster and Kendal; in 1762 moved to London, where he began painting portraits in the style of Joshua Reynolds. Brushes Romney are owned portrait of the Duke of Richmond, . Countess of Derby, . Lady Warwick and her children, . duchesses Gordon and Larson and other distinguished guests, . and Lady Hamilton, . which he depicted in the images of Circe, . Cassandra, . Joan of Arc, and other mythological and historical characters (more than 50 portraits),
. One of the best works of Romney - full vitality and immediacy of children Portrait of Count Luzon-Gore (1776-1777). The ability to accurately convey the human character is revealed to Self-Portrait (London, National Gallery). Such works are reminiscent of works by contemporary masters of French portrait painters, whose influence he could to try indirectly, through his first teacher. Romney died in Kendall on Nov. 15, 1802.