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George Romney (1734 - 1802)
  • Place of Birth: Near Dalton-in Furness (Lancashire), England
  • Place of Death: Kendal (Cumbria), England
Works of Art

Born on 15 December 1734 near Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, he studied under Christopher Steele in Kendal 1755-7 before setting up his own practice as a portrait painter in Kendal and Lancaster.

In 1762 he came to London where he exhibited at the FS 1763-9 and SA 1770-2. He visited Paris in 1764 and stayed in Italy 1773-5. On his return he entered the most successful period of his portraiture. He returned in 1796 to Kendal, having become somewhat unstable, and died there on 15 November 1802.