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Romney, George 1734-1802

Overview
Works: 465 works in 727 publications in 5 languages and 6,417 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Poetry  Illustrated works  Portraits  Prophecies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Contributor, Honoree, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: ND497.R7, 759.2
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George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Romney was one of the key figures in British art in the late eighteenth century. The main rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough - and for much of his career more fashionable than both - Romney as a portraitist helped create the Regency style with his mature brand of mannerism, elegance and informality. His chief ambition, however, was to succeed as a history painter and he made countless drawings for literary and mythological pictures that he never had time to paint. These drawings, executed with a boldness and freedom that have appealed to many artists in the later twentieth century, mark Romney as one of the first Romantics." "This book marks the bicentenary of Romney's death and reflects a new stage in his popularity. One hundred years ago, collectors fought to obtain his portraits of fresh-faced women, especially those of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, who in the mid-1780s became his favourite model and muse. As the more snobbish and sexist aspects of Edwardian taste became outdated, Romney's art fell spectacularly from favor. To this day, it has remained little understood in detail, and this book offers the first in-depth modern overview of his career." "This book illustrates over 200 works by Romney. Many of them are reproduced here for the first time, while many more have been the subject of new research. George Romney is considered afresh in the light of these discoveries and he emerges at his best as one of the most brilliant and inventive artists of his time."--Jacket
A striking likeness : the life of George Romney by David A Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In their stunning simplicity, George Romney's portraits of eighteenth-century gentry and their children are among the most widely recognized creations of his age. A rival to Reynolds and Gainsborough, Romney was born in 1734 on the edge of the Lake District, the landscape 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."--Jacket
"Designs from fancy" : George Romney's Shakespearean drawings by Yvonne Romney Dixon( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Richard Cumberland by Richard Cumberland( Book )

2 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of John Milton : with a life of the author by John Milton( Book )

in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney, 1734-1802 : paintings and drawings by Kenwood (London, England) Iveagh Bequest( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney by Patricia Jaffé( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings by George Romney : exhibition by George Romney( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney, 1734-1802 : risbe iz Fitzwilliamovega muzeja univerze v Cambridgeu by Patricia Jaffé( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Slovenian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romney( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theological works of Thomas Paine by Thomas Paine( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney : a complete catalogue of his paintings by Alex Kidson( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site de l'éditeur:"This magnificent catalogue, in three volumes and with nearly 2,000 illustrations, will restore George Romney (1734-1802) to his long-overdue position - with his contemporaries Reynolds and Gainsborough - as a master of 18th-century British portrait painting. The product of impressive and thorough research undertaken over the course of 20 years, Alex Kidson asserts Romney's status as one of the greatest British painters, whose last catalogue raisonne was published over 100 years ago. In more than 1,800 entries, many supported by new photography, Kidson aims to solve longstanding issues of attribution, distinguishing genuine pictures by Romney from works whose traditional attribution to him can no longer be supported. The author's insights are guided by rich primary source material on Romney--including account books, ledgers, and sketchbooks--as well as secondary sources such as prints after lost works, newspaper reports and reviews, and writings by Romney's contemporaries"
Romney by C. Lewis Hind( Book )

5 editions published between 1904 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meisterbilder von Romney : (1734-1802) ; e. Ausw by George Romney( Book )

4 editions published in 1910 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masterpieces of Romney (1734-1802) : sixty reproductions of photographs from the original paintings, affording examples of the different characteristics of the artist's work by George Romney( Book )

7 editions published between 1910 and 1930 in English and Swedish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of William Shakspeare : with glossarial notes, a sketch of his life, and an estimate of his writings by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney by Ronald Sutherland Gower( Book )

5 editions published in 1904 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney (1734-1802) : zur Bildform der Bürgerlichen Mitte in der Englischen Neoklassik by Gerhard Charles Rump( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney in Canada by Jennifer C Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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George Romney, 1734-1802
Alternative Names
George Romney

George Romney britischer Maler

George Romney Brits kunstschilder

George Romney peintre anglais

George Romney pittore inglese

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Romney, G. 1734-1802

Romney, G. (George), 1734-1802

Romney, George

Джордж Ромні

Ромни, Джордж

Џорџ Ромни

جرج رامنی نقاش بریتانیایی

조지 롬니

ジョージ・ロムニー

喬治·羅姆尼

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A striking likeness : the life of George RomneyGeorge Romney, 1734-1802Memoirs of the life and works of George Romney ... Also, some particulars of the life of Peter Romney, his brother