George Romney Gallery
George Romney was an English painter whose works became widely popular during the late 18th century.
Similar in style to the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, Romney's best portraits have an elegance
and vigor derived from flowing lines, sensitivity to surface effects, and distinctive grays, pinks, and blacks.
Romney was introspective, and attracted to literary circles, including the poets Cowper and Hayley who
were his good friends. In about 1781, he became infatuated with Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, and he
painted her many times as various historical and literary figures. Click on the following thumbnails to view George Romney's works.