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George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 156 portraits
Romney was a prolific and successful artist who moved to London from Lancashire in 1762. Confident in painting portraits as well as history paintings, he was a rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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Thomas Greene

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1762-1763
NPG 972

2814

George Romney

by George Romney
pencil, circa 1765
NPG 2814

6641

Mary Moser

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1771
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6641

19

Richard Cumberland

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1776
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 19

80

John Smeaton

by George Romney, after Rhodes
oil on canvas, 1779 (circa 1779)
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 80

5804

James Macpherson

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1779-1780
NPG 5804

959

George Romney

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1784
NPG 959

294

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1785
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 294

4448

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1785
NPG 4448

1551

Robert Raikes

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1785-1788
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1551

3659

William Paley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1789-1791
NPG 3659

145

William Paley

after George Romney
oil on canvas, (1789-1791)
NPG 145

2366

John Wesley

after George Romney
oil on canvas, (1789)
NPG 2366

1423

William Cowper

by George Romney
pastel, 1792
NPG 1423

469

Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon

by William Davison, after George Romney, and Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1839-1840 (1792)
On display at Royal Courts of Justice, London
NPG 469

897

Thomas Paine

copy by Auguste Millière, after an engraving by William Sharp, after George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1876 (1792)
NPG 897

1629

Mary Tighe

attributed to John Comerford, after George Romney
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, (1794-1795)
NPG 1629