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The Resource George Romney

George Romney

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George Romney
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George Romney
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Language
eng
Summary
George Romney (1734-1802) was a key figure in British art in the late eighteenth century. A contemporary of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, he was a fashionable, prolific and at times dazzling portrait painter. Originally from the Lake District, Romney moved to London in 1762, abandoning his wife in the process. After a visit to Italy, he found numerous patrons attracted by his immaculate draughtsmanship and spontaneous style. Along with the cream of late Georgian society, his sitters included the teenage Emma Hart, with whom Romney was infatuated and who was later to become notorious as Lady Hamilton. At the same time, Romney aspired to create historical and literary scenes infused with imaginative virtuosity and the stirrings of Romantic passion. Towards the end of his life he became disillusioned with portraiture and bitter at what he perceived as the slights of the art establishment. Romney's life and art are introduced here by Alex Kidson, curator of paintings at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and organiser of the first ever comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work. Many of Romney's major paintings are illustrated and discussed, including the Leigh Family and the Leveson-Gower children, as and a remarkable series of large-scale cartoons. Like these striking drawings, well as a number a number of the canvases and drawings not seen in public for generations
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UtOrBLW
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Illuminations Media in 2002
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
37
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  • Romney, George
  • Art, British
  • Portrait painters
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live action
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George Romney
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Title from title frames
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 37 min., 15 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1046441
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897766082
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1046441
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
George Romney
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 37 min., 15 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1046441
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897766082
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1046441
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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