George Romney - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  George Romney

Place: Lancashire

Born: 1734

Death: 1802

Nationality: United Kingdom


George Romney (26 December 1734 - 15 November 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures - including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson. Romney was born in Beckside in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (now part of Cumbria), the 3rd son (of 11 childr...