(1734 - 1802)
George Romney was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. George Romney is known for Portrait and historical painting.
Self-portrait, bust-length, in a red coat
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George Romney (1734-1802)
Ranking behind only Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough as the top English portrait painter of his era, George Romney is an ancestor of American businessman George W. Romney (1907-1995) and former Massachusetts governor and presidential nominee (2012) Mitt Romney.
He had craftsmanship of a high order (his pictures are nearly all in an admirable state of preservation), a real talent for drawing, a native simplicity of eye and mind that permitted him to concentrate on essentials, and a prodigious capacity for work.
George Romney was born on December 26, 1734 at Beckside, Lancashire,
England. He was at first apprenticed to a wood carver. In 1762 he went
off to London, deser
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