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George Romney

 (1734 - 1802)
George Romney was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  George Romney is known for Portrait and historical painting.

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George Romney

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5981 characters.



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Biography photo for George Romney
Self-portrait, bust-length, in a red coat




About  George Romney

Born:  1734 - Dalton, England
Died:   1802 - Kendal, England
Known for:  Portrait and historical painting