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This collection of writings by specialists from many disciplines explores a wide range of topics relating to English painter George Romney (1734--1802). The contributors to the book address not only Romney's personality and artistic practice, but also aspects of the cultural context of his work, such as its relation to theater and its diffusion through prints. Key essays discuss the central themes of the artist's work, his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and his painting technique. Alex Kidson offers in the introduction a survey of previous writings about Romney and their impact on the artist's reputation two centuries after his death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300094589
ISBN-10: 0300094582
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alex Kidson

Alex Kidson is curator of British art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

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