George Romney

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George Romney
1734-1802
Dramatic Scene
Graphite on laid paper; verso pen and brown ink
7 13/16 x 6 1/4 inches (198 x 159 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.266
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Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0876).
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According to the Romney scholar Alex Kidson (email correspondence, 8 November 2009), this sheet could possibly be a treatment of the Flood from Milton's Paradist Lost, or possibly a study of prisoners in "John Howard visiting a Lazaretto" (Jaffé 1997, cats. 97, 98, 99, 100). Works cited: Patricia Jaffé, Drawings by George Romney (Cambridge; London; New York; Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1977).
Watermark: fleur-de-lis surmounted on a crown.

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