Artwork Title: Self Portrait - Artist Name: George Romney

Self Portrait

George Romney, 1795

This must be the self portrait described by the artist's son John in 1830. In the winter of 1795 he painted a head of himself, which, though slight, and not entirely finished, being painted at once, shows uncommon power of execution; the likeness also is strong, but there is a certain expression of languor that indicates the approach of disease. . . . It is remarkable that it is painted without spectacles, though he had been in the habit of using glasses for many years. (
self portraitoil on canvas

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