The Life of George Romney, Esq.He was famous in his profession: And it was his great right to be so. Shakespeare. Vittima della sua applicazionne, ci e stato rapito da questa vita, compsanto da tutti gli spassionati...e a procurare di adempiere i suoi desideri col rendere utile la sua memoria. Azara, vita di Mengs.
Chichester: Printed by W. Mason. For T. Payne, Pall-Mall, London. 1890.
4to (286 x 228mm. 11¼ x 9"), with green morrocan board covers, title on spine. Incomplete, 8 plates only; front cover broken off.
An illustrated account of George Romney’s life. Hayley is subjective and partial but contains many personal insights, and he preserves the oddities of Romney’s character. George Romney (1734-1802), the English portrait painter, the most fashionable artist of his day, painting leading society figures, including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.
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