1 of 6 portraits of Richard Cumberland
by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1776
49 in. x 39 in. (1245 mm x 991 mm)
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Artistback to top
- George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 157 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Cumberland met Romney around 1768, and he was soon the artist's most prominent supporter, procuring commissions and garnering him mention in the papers. This characterful and sensitive portrait is just one of several that Romney painted of Cumberland. After a cooling in their friendship however, Cumberland's low-key obituary of Romney contributed to the eclipse of the artist's posthumous reputation.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 132
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 159
See this portrait
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery