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The Rev. William Atkinson, Wearing a Broad-Brimmed Hat

When Romney lived in Westmoreland between 1757 and 1762 the Reverend William Atkinson (1724–1764), was curate of Selside, north of Kendal. In addition to making this lively graphite portrait, the artist painted... more

Mourning Figures: possibly a copy after a fresco by Cimabue

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Study of Two Figures: One Seated, the Other Standing (recto); Study of a Head Looking Upwards (verso)

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Lady Elizabeth Stanley (1753–1797), Countess of Derby

On November 27, 1776, Lady Derby first sat for this portrait. She returned to Romney's Cavendish Square studio ten times in the winters of 1777 and 1778. She was twenty-three with a son and had been married for... more

Portrait of a Woman, Said to Be Emily Bertie Pott (died 1782)

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Half-Figure of a Young Woman

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Mrs. Bryan Cooke (Frances Puleston, 1765–1818)

A Welsh heiress, Frances Puleston was married in 1786 to Bryan Cooke, of Owston (Yorkshire), Member of Parliament for Malton. Sittings for the present portrait are recorded in 1787 and 1789, and the picture was... more

Mr. Henderson in the Character of Macbeth

The actor John Henderson portrays Macbeth encountering the weird sisters in the first act of Shakespeare's play. Accompanied by Banquo within a stormy landscape, the thane receives hints about his future that e... more

Cassandra Raving (Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene 2)

Holding an axe, Cassandra laments the fall of Troy, which already burns behind her. Lines below read, "Cry, Trojans, cry; lend me ten thousand eyes, And I will fill them with prophetic tears." Romney created th... more

Cassandra Raving (Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene 2)

Holding an axe, Cassandra laments the fall of Troy, which already burns behind her. Lines below read, "Cry, Trojans, cry; lend me ten thousand eyes, And I will fill them with prophetic tears." Romney created th... more

Self-Portrait

This must be the self-portrait described by the artist's son John in 1830.In the winter of 1795 he painted a head of himself, which, though slight, and not entirely finished, being painted at once, shows uncomm... more

Infant Shakespeare Attended by Nature and the Passions

Romney conceived this secular adoration to illuminate Shakespeare’s genius. It focuses on the baby poet blessed by cloaked Nature and watched by figures that embody human emotions. Joy and Sorrow act as chief a... more

Miranda (Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 1)

Caroline Watson (British, London 1760/61–1814 London)

President Richard Nixon Meeting with Members of the Black Caucus

Caption: President Richard Nixon meeting with the Black Caucus, Augustus Hawkins, William Clay, Ronald Dellums, Robert Finch, George Romney, Ralph Metcalfe, George Collins, Robert Nix, Clark MacGregor, John Con... more

President Richard Nixon with His 1972 Cabinet Members

President Richard Nixon and Cabinet Members Donald Rumsfeld, John A. Volpe, Peter Peterson, Melvin Laird, William Rogers, Rogers Morton, Elliott Richardson, Caspar Weinberger, Robert Finch, George Romney, Earl ... more

Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait - Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Event: Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait Subject Description: Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney. Photographer: ... more

Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait - Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Event: Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait Subject Description: Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney. Photographer: ... more

Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait - Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Event: Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait Subject Description: Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney. Photographer: ... more

Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait - Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Event: Former Secretary George Romney, Painted Portrait Subject Description: Official painted portrait of former Secretary George Romney. Photographer: ... more

Lady Holding a Book (recto); Plan of Placing Colors on a Palette (verso)

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Lady Lemon (1747–1823)

Jane Buller, the sitter in this elegant portrait, married William Lemon in 1771 and bore ten children. Lord Lemon commissioned George Romney to paint half-length portraits of himself and his wife in 1881, when ... more

Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle (1726–1816)

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Portrait of a Man

The costume, a white linen shirt, cravat, and vest, and a brown coat with gold braid and gilt buttons, suggests a possible date, but the sitter's identity may never be known. The dark background adds a sense of... more

Mrs. Charles Frederick (Martha Rigden, died 1794)

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)

Lady Seated at a Table (recto); Dancing Figures (verso)

After three years studying art in Italy, Romney returned to London in 1775 and established himself as a successful portrait painter. He attracted important patrons and charged fees only slightly below those com... more