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Romney, George
Study of a Draped Female Figure Study of a Draped Female Figure
unknown date unknown date

As a portraitist, George Romney achieved a reputation of distinction, ranking behind only Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough in the late eighteenth century. Born at Beckside, near Dalton in Furness, Romney left school at a young age to join his father in the cabinet-making trade. In 1755, he was apprenticed to portrait painter Christopher Steele, and after two years set up his own practice in Kendal. Romney furthered his studies in Paris and Italy, absorbing various influences before achieving his mature style. Study of a Draped Figure is related to two drawings on the subject of the Initiation of A Nymph. It has been dated as early as 1777-78.

 
Romney, George
Lancashire, England 1734-Kendal, England 1802 Lancashire, England 1734-Kendal, England 1802
Study of a Draped Female Figure Study of a Draped Female Figure
unknown date unknown date
brown ink on paper brown ink on paper
height / width: 35.60 x 20.30 cm; 14.02 x 7.99 in.
Purchase, George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1966 Purchase, George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1966
09-018

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