A Striking Likeness: The Life of George Romney

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In their stunning simplicity, George Romney’s portraits of eighteenth-century gentry and their children are among the most widely recognised creations of his age. A rival to Reynolds and Gainsborough, Romney was born in 1734 on the edge of the Lake District, the landscape of which never ceased to influence his eye for composition and colour. He moved in 1762 to London where there was an insatiable market for portraits of the landed gentry to fill the elegant picture galleries of their country houses. Romney’s sitters included William Beckford and Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton.An influential figure, one of the founding fathers of neo-classicism and a harbinger of romanticism, Romney yearned to develop his talents as a history painter. Countless drawings bear witness to ambitious projects on elemental themes which were rarely executed on canvas. Richly illustrated, this is the first biography of Romney to explore the full diversity of his oeuvre. David A. Cross portays a complex personality, prone to melancholy, who held himself aloof from London’s Establishment and from the Royal Academy, of which Sir Joshua Reynolds was President, and chose instead to find his friends among that city’s radical intelligentsia.

Prize: Winner of a Lakeland Book of the Year Award for 2001

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David A. Cross, is a research fellow for the Romney Society.

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Prize: Winner of a Lakeland Book of the Year Award for 2001 'Excellently illustrated and written in a condensed and trenchant ...style, Mr Cross has produced as three-dimensional a portrait of Romney as we are likely to get,' The Art Newspaper 'A decade of intensive research and a sympathetic response to his subject have ensured that this life will maintain its place for years to come as the definitive biography,' The Keswick Reminder 'This book is highly recommended, and is worthy study of a quite outstanding artist,' Antiques & Collectables '... this book will go down as an historic moment in Romney studies when for the very first time it is possible to pick up a single volume and see a set of images that does the man full justice... it does the heart good to have such works as The Revd William Strickland, the Warren Family, Mrs Morris and her son and Miss Charlotte Peirse available in colour for the first time. The British Art Journal

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