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Portrait of a English Man
Oil on canvas. XVIII century
Romney, George
Portrait of a English Man
Oil on canvas. XVIII century
Romney, George

Master Ward
Oil on canvas. 1771 - 1773
Romney, George
Master Ward
Oil on canvas. 1771 - 1773
Romney, George

The young gentleman is depicted seated on a stone with his dog beside him and a landscape with a river behind. Romney offers a pleasing image of childhood, captured with a simple, humane touch characteristic of this painter. The portrait has a Neo-classical air with a refined elegance much appreciated by the British aristocracy. The identity of the sitter is uncertain but he may be a member of the

Mr Wildman
Oil on canvas. 1787 - 1788
Romney, George
Mr Wildman
Oil on canvas. 1787 - 1788
Romney, George

Romney stood out among the English portraitists of his time for his accuracy in depicting the appearance of his sitters, which he valued, as here, more than psychological penetration. A rival to Lawrence, he was distinguished by a more classicist concept of the genre and a more dramatic use of chiaroscuro. The sitter here seems to be James Wildman (1747–1816), although it could also be his brother

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