British Artist

George Romney ~ Portrait painter

George Romney [ 1734-1802 ] was the most celebrated Portrait painters of his time, along with Reynolds and Gainsborough. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures - including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson. He was born in Dalton-in-Furness in 1734 and after learning his craft of cabinet-making there and in Lancaster, he was apprenticed to the portrait painter Christopher Steele in 1755.

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